What’s been happening in December 2022?  


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In our regular monthly update, we share the latest news from our firm.

We sponsored Walsall under-13s club Silverdale Galaxy


With the 2022 World Cup underway in Qatar, football gripped the nation. And, we also had football fever. But in addition to cheering on England and Wales, we were also keeping a close eye to successes nearer to home, as we became a proud sponsor of Walsall under-13s football club Silverdale Galaxy. 


Our Investment Fraud & Mis-selling team raised awareness of cryptocurrency fraud and mis-selling

Fake cryptocurrency investments are a growing concern. In 2021, according to Action Fraud, Britons lost more than £150 million to cryptocurrency fraudsters, with 18-25-year-olds the hardest hit. Like traditional money, cryptocurrencies can be used to buy goods and services, and they can be traded for profit. So, it is no surprise that the cryptocurrency is being targeted by criminals. With the equivalent of millions of pounds being stolen from cryptocurrency holdings each year, this is a very lucrative market.  

We launched a group action claim against South Staffordshire Water

In July 2022, South Staffordshire PLC, the parent company of South Staffordshire Water discovered that it had experienced a cyber-attack. When the water company first announced the cyberattack in August 2022, it was reported that the criminals had accessed the personal data of current and former South Staffordshire Water employees.   

In December, we launched a group action to help those involved in the South Staffordshire Water data security failure claim compensation for any distress or losses experienced because of this breach. 

We created a complete guide to the Parasol/Optionis data breach

Over the last few weeks – almost a year after cybercriminals hacked Parasol’s systems – we have seen an influx of clients registering with us. This is because Parasol is only now formally notifying some contractors and employees that their data was affected in the breach. To help those affected by this breach, we created a handy guide.  

Kingsley Hayes commented on the gap in data breach enforcement in Global Data Review

Partner and Head of Data and Privacy Litigation, Kingsley Hayes, commented on how a recent children’s data breach has revealed potential enforcement gaps in the UK, in Global Data Review. 

Kingsley’s full comments were published in Global Data Review, 11 November 2022, and can be read here

We look forward to bringing you more news next month. In the meantime, as we look forward to a new year, we wish you a peaceful and prosperous 2023 and beyond.  

In February 2024, our firm changed its name from Keller Postman UK to KP Law.

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