Up Close with Our Expert Speaker: Gillian Carrington


Gillian Carrington: Legal Beagle Expert Speaker

Gillian Carrington: Legal Beagle Expert Speaker

Gillian Carrington is a British barrister and a co-author of Sweet & Maxwell’s Information Rights. She has also contributed to Halsbury’s Laws. She is one of our expert speakers for our courses: Information Right’s Overview and Brexit: An Introduction.

Tell us about yourself:  What is your expertise, and how did you become an expert in the area?

I am a regulatory and litigation lawyer and I specialize in cross-border cases. At the Bar in London I specialized in environmental regulation and public law. I then moved over to the City where the work was more international. I now live and work in Berlin, where I work with a lot of startups, with a particular focus on the GDPR and related regimes. I also advise on Brexit to an increasing extent as I am a German-speaking English-qualified lawyer working in the heart of the Single Market!

Online training in the legal industry is relatively new in Hong Kong – why did you take a chance and become a speaker for Legal Beagle?

Legal Beagle is a forward-thinking, innovative company. Our paths crossed in the course of business, I had some relevant experience and I really wanted to work for them. As the past few months have taught us, working online is the future. It has been a great collaboration.

Why is/are the topic(s) you speak on (featured on the Legal Beagle platform) so important?

Information Rights by Gillian Carrington

Information Rights by Gillian Carrington

For Information Rights, I wanted to talk about the all-important rules around data privacy and data protection and I also wanted to widen the focus a little to take a look at other types of information rights. We tend to talk about these rights as though they were invented 25 years ago but that is really not the case!
Brexit: An Introduction by Gillian Carrington

Brexit: An Introduction by Gillian Carrington

For Brexit, I wanted to start with an introduction to this massive topic as it will have a huge impact on anyone doing business with companies in the UK and EU.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

It’s great to be working with Hong Kong and a Hong Kong company. I am a huge fan!