Claire Van Ristell Senior Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2012 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Claire Van Ristell

Claire is a lawyer in the Commercial, IT and Outsourcing team with a background in risk management and technology. She is a member of the firm's Tech team, advising clients on a broad range of matters from business-as-usual contracting arrangements, to complex licensing agreements.

With a specialist focus on data protection, Claire regularly advises UK-based and international clients in relation to GDPR compliance and has experience in drafting and advising on an array of data privacy documentation such as privacy notices, data sharing agreements, data processing agreements and cookie policies.


  • Advising a public sector client in relation to GDPR issues relating to the use of software from a third party provider;
  • Undertaking a review of a proposed data sharing proposal for a public sector client and advising in relation to risk management;
  • Providing ongoing GDPR compliance advice to a number of public and private clients;
  • Providing risk management advice in relation to the data protection aspects of corporate transactions; and
  • Reviewing and advising on software licensing agreements with IT suppliers on behalf of public and private clients.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Community
      September 2020
      The Hygiene Bank, Project Co-ordinator
  • 2016

    • Career
      July 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Associate
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Associate
  • 2010

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Trainee
  • 2008

    • Career
      May 2008
      Thompsons Solicitors, Paralegal
    • Education
      Nottingham Trent University, LPC
  • 2007

    • Education
      Queen's University Belfast, LLB (Hons) Law

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