Information Governance

Data protection and information law are increasingly areas of concern for our clients. As personal information is collected and stored in greater volumes than ever before, accurate, expert advice on Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests is essential.

Protecting your information

Health and social care organisations, among many others, have found our information governance advice and expertise invaluable. We implement new confidentiality agreements, codes of practice and data processes to ensure that clients are protected against serious data negligence claims.


Our team produce clear guidelines governing the storage and security of financial, staff and client data, as well as detailed terms designed to reassure public sector service users. We advise our clients on the best way to respond to Ombudsman complaints arising from the use of public services. For our clients’ security, we operate a paperless office system to ensure maximum security and confidentiality.

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Alex Hallam, Assistant Director for ELS

Alex Hallam

Assistant Director for ELS

Alex has worked at senior management level for many years and has worked with board level leaders, politicians and other key stakeholders.  She has extensive experience of local government corporate governance including standards investigations, construction and drafting of constitutions and LGO Complaints. She advises on ...

Contact Us

To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.


ELS is the inhouse service of Essex County Council.  Essex Legal Services Limited is the trading vehicle of ELS

For general legal requests and advice on new matters our Duty Advice Service (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. contact us on : 0333 013 9993.  Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.


ELS, Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
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