Darryn Hale - DAC Beachcroft

Darryn Hale's Expertise


Darryn Hale

Darryn specialises in information law in the health sector, including data protection, confidentiality and freedom of information.

He has over 7 years’ experience advising clients in the health and care and wider public sectors. His key clients include medtech and digital health companies, NHS commissioners and providers, independent operators of health and social care, higher education institutions and regulators.

Darryn’s experience includes, advising large public and private healthcare organisations on their GDPR-implementation programme, conducting data protection gap analysis exercises, and defending data breach litigation.  

He is also regularly instructed in important strategic projects, such as recent patient information sharing arrangements across Berkshire, North Central London, and South East London. In addition, he has previously advised the Information Commissioner on health-sector specific aspects of information and public law.  

Relevant experience includes:

  • Advising the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on complex data protection issues, arising out of transfers of personal data required as a result of a change in service provision.
  • Defending information law claims brought against public authorities, including data breaches and appeals against Freedom of Information Act decisions (including FOI appeals to the First-tier Tribunal).
  • Advising on a complex data sharing framework required to support a higher education data analytics provider merger.  



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