Trevor Fenton
Commercial & GDPR Partner

Trevor Fenton

A commercial lawyer and GDPR specialist, I’m committed to practising in plain English. Those legal documents are about your business, not your lawyer’s. You and your customers should understand them easily.

I have a keen practical understanding of small and medium-sized businesses: three years as finance director of a small international firm, nearly five years as head of the in-house legal team in a rapidly growing Scottish multinational, and two terms as a non-executive director in a car-sharing cooperative with over 5,000 members.

These are Trevor's areas of expertise:

Data Protection / GDPR and Commercial law.

Background

Originally from Canada, I worked as a chemical engineer in manufacturing, technical sales, and environmental consulting before training as a lawyer in Ontario in 2007. After joining a specialised corporate tax practice, I moved to the UK in 2011. After almost 5 years leading the legal team of a Scottish multinational, I returned to private practice in 2019.

I’m now qualified in Scotland (solicitor), England & Wales (solicitor), and Canada (barrister & solicitor -British Columbia).

Recent commercial and legal work:

  • Privacy-by-design and GDPR-compliance advice to a social network start-up based in Africa.
  • Management buy-out in England (£7M annual turnover)
  • Merging five Canadian companies from four jurisdictions into a single firm with an annual revenues of $8M
  • Company share sales and acquisitions in the UK, Canada (BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta), Germany, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands and South Africa.
  • Establishing subsidiaries in Singapore, Australia, India, and South Africa.
  • Advised Ontario multinational on disabled employee’s request to accommodate medical cannabis use at work.

Areas of expertise (Scotland, England & Wales, Canada)

  • GDPR and privacy law
  • Flexible in-house lawyer / General Counsel service for SMEs
  • Interest-based negotiations
  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint Ventures and Shareholders Agreements
  • Employment law (non-contentious)
  • Company secretarial and compliance
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