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SAR Wars! (GDPR versus HR) – Masterclass 19 September 2019

Collingwood Legal is hosting a half-day SAR Wars! Masterclass on Thursday 19 September 2019 at Kingston Park Stadium.

During the session we will assess:

  • the impact of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR); and
  • the increased use of Subject Access Requests (SAR) on businesses and HR teams dealing with employee personal data when handling grievances, disciplinaries, sickness absences, recruitment and Employment Tribunal litigation.

The careful management of personal data is vital to successfully defending complaints in the Employment Tribunal and complaints made to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We will therefore provide you with practical guidance and assistance in these key critical areas of HR data management including:

  • a comprehensive overview of the GDPR;
  • highlighting your duties when receiving and dealing with a SAR;
  • a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements placed on your organisation from a data management point of view;
  • a focus on the importance of managing responses to SARs; and
  • an insight into how the ICO may handle complaints from a data subject.

The objective of the session is to give HR professionals, managers and data protection officers confidence in complying with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 when collecting, processing and sharing personal data and when dealing with a SAR.

The session is interactive and includes various practical case studies and comprehensive workbook and will be run by our experienced and expert lawyers, Paul Johnstone and Alexandra Besnard.


  • 9.00am – Arrival, breakfast and networking
  • 9:30am – Back to basics: GDPR and the rights of data subjects, focussing on Right of Access and Subject Access Requests.
  • 11.15am – Coffee Break
  • 11.30am – Case studies taking us through the process when first receiving a SAR through to handling a complaing to the ICO
  • 13:00pm – Approximate finish and lunch to follow

Feedback from previous events:

             “Good use of case studies to bring the topic of SAR to life.”


             “Great presentation with useful information to take away.”

When and Where:

The course will take place on 19 September 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Kingston Park Stadium, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE413 8AF. There are limited places available so it is advisable to book early. Contact us on 0191 282 2880 or sue.graham@collingwoodlegal.com for any further information. We have complimentary parking. Breakfast, refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.


Early Bird Offer – book before 6 September 2019 for £99.00 plus VAT.

The standard course cost is £150.00 plus VAT.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sar-wars-gdpr-v-hr-masterclass-19-september-2019-tickets-68966589927

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