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Alison is an associate in the IP, IT and commercial team in Reading. She assists with a range of matters, including commercial agreements, website policies and data protection.

She has experience in drafting and advising on non-disclosure agreements, master services and supply of services agreements, consumer and business terms and conditions, marketing guidance, website terms and privacy policies, as well as providing commercial support in corporate and social housing transactions. Alison has a particular interest in data protection and in advising clients in the charitable, not-for-profit, and social housing sectors.

Having originally joined the firm as a paralegal in 2021, following her training contract, she qualified as an associate in 2023. Prior to joining Penningtons Manches Cooper, Alison had a career as a programme manager in the financial services, retail and logistics sectors.

Recent work highlights

  • Drafting a data sharing agreement between a UK charity and its EU-based branches.
  • Advising a social housing association on its data sharing arrangements as part of an acquisition of tenanted social housing.
  • Advising a housing association on its marketing materials and ensuring compliance with advertising and marketing regulations.
  • Reviewing and re-drafting an agreement for supply of services for a leading independent school.
  • Drafting a suite of UK GDPR-compliant website policies for a technology start-up company, including website terms, privacy and cookie policies and data transfer impact assessment.

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