30 Park Place makes legal sector compliance history with LOCS:23 Certification

May 09 2024

30 Park Place has achieved a ground-breaking milestone by becoming the first legal service provider to gain LOCS:23 (Legal Services Operational Privacy Certification Scheme) certification.

This prestigious certification, awarded after an extensive audit conducted by the Accredited Digital and Information Security Auditors (ADISA) during the pilot phase, underscores 30 Park Place’s unwavering commitment to data protection and compliance for its clients, its people and communities it serves.

LOCS:23, short for Lawful and Organisational Controls Standard 23, is a cutting-edge certification developed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) specifically for legal service providers and their solution partners. Its primary objective is to assist law firms and barristers’ chambers in meeting their UK GDPR obligations while providing tangible evidence to clients that their data is handled with utmost care and legal precision.

Catrin John, Head of Chambers comments:

“We are incredibly proud that a barristers’ chambers in Wales has set the compliance precedent and inspiration for other legal service providers. In today’s digital landscape, where data breaches and privacy concerns abound, robust data protection practices are non-negotiable – for our clients, employees, barristers and for those working in and with the justice system in England and Wales.”

“LOCS:23 certification not only demonstrates compliance, but also instils confidence in our clients, making it a valuable asset for our organisation. Many thanks to Kayleigh Jefferies, Lead Clerk for Civil and Public Law at 30 Park Place for her exceptional work and dedication in securing the certification for chambers, and to Briefed, whose invaluable assistance played a pivotal role in achieving this secure status.” 

While achieving LOCS:23 certification is a significant accomplishment, 30 Park Place recognises that the journey doesn’t end here. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is currently reviewing the scheme, with plans to officially add LOCS:23 to its accreditation scope. ADISA, an existing UKAS-accredited certification body, has meticulously aligned its audit process with the ISO 17065 standards, ensuring robustness and reliability.

Media notes

For more information on LOCs:23 Certification visit https://www.locs23.com/certification

For more information on 30 Park Place, visit https://www.30parkplace.co.uk/

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