What’s been happening in June 2023?


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

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We were commended at The Lawyer Awards 2023

We were delighted to receive a commendation for ‘Litigation Boutique Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2023. The Lawyer Awards recognise the UK’s most exceptional legal talent, and are among the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the British legal sector. Our commendation in this category is testament to the continued success and dedication of our outstanding team. 

We took part in the London Legal Walk

In June, several of our London team took part in the London Legal Walk. This year, a record 16,000 walkers took to the streets and parks of London, including the lord chancellor, lord chief justice and master of the rolls. Thank you to everyone who donated to this campaign, which helps to fund much needed frontline free legal advice agencies.

We launched two new data breach group actions

MOVEit/Zellis data breach

In June 2023, hackers exploited a security flaw in the MOVEit file transfer software. The breach affects several global organisations that use this software. Payroll provider Zellis is one organisation affected. Zellis provides payroll support services to hundreds of companies in the UK. Eight of its clients are said to be impacted by the breach, including British Airways. Other organisations are also affected. 

Our cyber experts are investigating the breach to find out what happened, which organisations are involved, and how the breach affects their employees. 

Leyton School data breach

Pupils and parents at Leytonstone School may have had their personal information exposed following a ‘devastating’ data hack. The breach happened after cybercriminals broke into the school’s IT systems. Our firm has launched an investigation to find out what happened and how this breach affects pupils and parents of the school. In our experience, a failure to adopt standard security measures often makes these attacks easier.   


Ben Rees discussed the new FCA powers to combat misleading and fraudulent claims

Investment Fraud & Mis-selling Technical Director Ben Rees discussed the new FCA powers to combat misleading and fraudulent claims. Ben’s article was published in Law360 and can be found here. 


James Kelliher commented on recent ICO reprimands for individual data breaches

Associate James Kelliher discussed how the ICO reprimands are failing to hold those responsible for data breaches to account. James’s comments were published in Computer Weekly and can be found here. 


Bill Singer commented on the Arnold Clark data breach claim

Associate Bill Singer commented on the ongoing Arnold Clark data breach claim and the fraud risks to those impacted. Bill’s comments were published in Computer Weekly and can be read here. 


Kingsley Hayes discussed the Zellis data breach

Partner and Head of Data and Privacy Litigation, Kingsley Hayes, commented on the hack of payroll service provider Zellis via third-party file transfer software MOVEit in Infosecurity Magazine. Kingsley’s comments were also published in The Stack, Employer News and UK Tech News. 

Kingsley Hayes discussed the class action data privacy implications of Prismall v Google

In addition, Kingsley Hayes discussed the High Court’s judgment in the Prismall v. Google case and its future implications for data privacy group litigation. Kingsley’s article was published in Law360 and can be found here. 

We look forward to bringing you more news from across our business next month.  

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

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