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Hazel is an IT lawyer, specialising in IT procurements and information law. Her work regularly involves advising on commercial and procurement law issues including structuring public procurements, handling complaints and drafting agreements in line with government guidance. Hazel’s clients include government bodies, global IT service providers and national charities.
As a data protection specialist, Hazel advises on data protection compliance strategies (for example, in planning international data transfers using EU model clauses and binding corporate rules), as well as the implementation of privacy-compliant technologies and processes. Her data protection work includes advising on cloud computing, cookie law compliance and data security breaches. Additionally, she advises on responses to freedom of information requests and handling subject access requests.
As part of her compliance work, Hazel advises on the implementation of the anti-bribery procedures required by the Bribery Act 2010.
Hazel is an editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, a contributing editor for the Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law. She is a member of the editorial board of the Freedom of Information Journal and of the Certification Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
- M.A. Law, Cambridge University
- Qualified 1992
- Partner 2000
- Data Protection (Key Individual) - Chambers and Partners (2014/2013/2012)
- Internet & e-Commerce - Who's Who Legal (2013)
- IP Law - Super Lawyers UK (2013)
- Data Protection - The Legal 500 (2013/2012)
- Information Technology: Data Protection - Best Lawyers UK (2012)
"Hazel Grant is well known as a leading expert in data protection matters. She has recently advised an international company on pan-European data privacy matters." - Chambers and Partners 2013
"Bristows ‘continues to deliver results above expectations’ on compliance, advisory and enforcement matters. Clients include Google, McAfee, Sony and British Airways. Hazel Grant advises on compliance issues." - The Legal 500 2013
"Bristows provides ‘an outstanding level of service, giving advice that is practical and demonstrates technical knowledge’. Hazel Grant advises on compliance matters." - The Legal 500 2012
"Hazel Grant attracts praise from sources who highlight her skill in 'facilitating positive engagement between industry and regulator'." - Chambers and Partners 2012