Has your personal data been breached?

About Data Breach Help

Data Breach Help is a service that gets you fair compensation for data breaches.

Operated by Cobleys Solicitors, one of the leading law firms in the UK, we have dedicated solicitors on hand who specialise in the new and evolving area of law. Using our wealth of experience and knowledge, we assist our clients in claiming data breach compensation from the public and private organisations that have failed to protect their data.

We’ve dealt with hundreds of enquiries over the years and can help you make sense of your data breach, whether it’s a data protection violation in the workplace, a GDPR breach by a public authority or any other kind of cyber offence.

Our team of data breach solicitors is armed with the experience to help you claim the compensation you deserve. We offer free initial consultations for all enquiries, and take on most cases on a No Win No Fee basis.

What We Do

The acceleration of online activity in the last decade has led to us trusting dozens of organisations with our data at any given time. These organisations, whether public or private, are trusted to keep our personal data secure. The Data Protection Act 2018 is the law that enshrines our data rights.

When businesses and authorities fail to protect our data within the rules set out in law, they open the door to cybercriminals and scammers who can use this data to cause financial loss and emotional distress to those involved. Although it would be tempting to blame those criminals for the damage caused by personal data breaches, it’s the carelessness and negligence of the organisations that must take responsibility for the damage.

The solicitors at Data Breach Help work with you to show the full extent of your damages after you’ve been victim to a personal data breach. This includes financial and medical harm, as well as anguish and anxiety. It’s important to note, if an organisation fails to protect your data, that you have a right to claim compensation, even if you haven’t suffered as a result.

We’ll present your claim to the organisation at fault, and ensure that you get the full compensation that you deserve.

Free initial assessment of all data protection claims

If you’re unsure about your right to compensation, we offer a free initial assessment of your case with no obligation to take things further. Start a chat with us on our website, send us a message using the contact form or call us on 0151 242 9035. We’ll take the time to listen to your story and see if there’s any way we can be of assistance.

Data breach claims taken on a No Win No Fee basis

After your initial assessment, we’ll be able to tell you if you have a claim or not. If we believe you have a reasonable chance of winning your case then we’ll offer you our services on a No Win No Fee basis. We’ll take 25% of any compensation as our fee, and in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything.

Keeping you informed from start to finish

We understand that pursuing a compensation claim against an organisation can be intimidating, especially if you’re unsure of where you stand legally. Our team will make sure you’re kept informed from our initial assessment to you receiving your compensation. We aim to make the process as stress-free and simple as possible.

You stay in control and supported

We’ll make sure you get the support you need after your data has been put at risk. Personal data breaches can leave victims feeling exposed and confused. Our aim is to keep you informed at all times with jargon-free communication. We’ll keep you updated as our claim progresses and will be on hand should you have any questions about your case.

Ensuring you are properly compensated

Our solicitors have decades of combined experience helping clients from all walks of life claim the compensation that they deserve. We aim to ensure all our clients are properly compensated for both the financial and emotional impact of a breach. From the moment you appoint us as your solicitors, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

If you’ve been affected by a breach, or have had your data leaked by an organisation, then get in touch today.

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About Cobleys Solicitors

Data Breach Help is run by Cobleys Solicitors Ltd., one of the largest specialist litigation practices on Merseyside and one of the leading litigation firms in the UK. We have offices in London and Liverpool, which puts us in close proximity to Manchester and Sheffield.

Cobleys Solicitors was established in 1983 and has since grown to be one of the most respected firms in the country. Our team of expert solicitors have built up an impressive portfolio of high profile cases and have developed a national reputation when it comes to client satisfaction.

We have been recognised by The Times as one of the Top 200 Law Firms in the UK, after a survey was conducted amongst clients and our peers. This recognition reflects the dedication that our team of legal professionals show in offering the best value for money and service for our clients.

Why you can trust us

  • All personal data entrusted with us is kept secure and confidential.
  • Straight-forward, stress-free service that keeps you informed.
  • We only ask the necessary questions to get you the best result.
  • Get your case in front of the right solicitor as soon as possible.
  • No obligation, no pressure. We’ll never press you into making a claim.
  • Committed to ensuring your peace of mind is absolute.

Meet Our Team

About Data Breach Help

Ellie Watts

Ellie Watts is a solicitor with experience in dealing with data breach claims. She prides herself in providing honest, empathetic, and professional advice.

Ellie studied Law at the University of Nottingham, going on to obtain a Distinction level Masters in Law from the University of Law and thereafter qualifying as a solicitor in 2021.

Having started her legal career as a fee earner in Housing Disrepair, Ellie helped to create the data breach department at Cobleys Solicitors and settled some of Data Breach Help’s first cases. She has also gained experience in Family law, so understands the Court’s and other parties’ duties in ensuring data is only disclosed where necessary.

Her current caseload sees her as a solicitor dealing with group action litigation against Watford Community Housing Trust and Virgin Media, as well as against Local Authorities, GP practices, hospitals, and private companies.

One of her most notable claims was assisting a client who suffered domestic violence and abuse from her ex-husband, who was imprisoned for his assault against her. Shortly after this client fled the marital home and settled in her new home, a staff member from a Borough Council disclosed her address to a friend of her ex-husband. Ellie successfully secured £12,500 damages for her client and negotiated for the Council to re-house them as a safety precaution.

Ellie says:

It is said that data is now the world’s most valuable resource and so its disclosure or misuse can cause significant distress and consequences. Anyone who has experienced a data breach and suffered distress as a result has the right to claim damages.

About Data Breach Help

Lyndon Ashton

Lyndon Ashton is an experienced data breach claims legal professional with over 5 years of additional experience handling a range of personal injury claims including Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Hand Arm Vibration and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

After studying Law at Manchester Metropolitan, Lyndon volunteered for Manchester Youth Offending Service, Manchester Probation Service and assisted a Prison Law Solicitor within a Criminal Law Firm when representing Defendants at both Parole and Court hearings.

His current role sees him as a litigator managing a caseload of data breach claims with successful claims against the Crown Prosecution Service, Police Forces, Local Authorities as well as various private companies.

One of the most notable cases he has worked on was the Watford Community Housing data breach, assisting hundreds of claimants after their personal data was shared without their consent. His casework has also included disclosure of a witnesses name and address by the CPS in a Drug Trafficking Trial.

Lyndon says: “Everyone has the right to claim damages for breaches of their legal rights and to hold those who breach their rights accountable.”

What our clients say about Lyndon:

Excellent service when using Cobleys recently for a data breach. Kept informed, kept up to date and treated at all times with respect and courtesy. Would certainly recommend the team at Cobleys including Lyndon and Hayley. Definitely 5 stars!
Richi

About Data Breach Help

Keith McLaughlin

Keith McLaughlin is a legal professional with over 20 years of experience. Keith has assisted clients pursuing claims in a wide range of fields including personal injury, asbestos-related disease, housing disrepair and Japanese knotweed nuisance.

Since 2019 he has been acting as a civil litigator, handling a varied caseload of data breach cases, assisting victims whose data has been misused or mishandled to recover their losses.

Keith’s most notable cases included the Watford Community Housing data breach, the Talk Talk data breach and the Well Pharmacy data breach.

What our clients say about Keith

Keith recently helped me with a data breach incident and the whole process was very stress free. The data was removed very quickly and I was kept updated at all times. I was given good advice leading to a successful outcome. Highly recommended.
Dawn O’Driscoll

Don’t wait!

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Case Studies

We always strive to reach the best possible outcome for our clients. Find out more by reading our other Case Studies or read about more GDPR breach examples. Below are a few examples of how we’ve helped victims of data breaches get the justice they deserve.

  • A data breach occurred as a result of a Local Authorities error in posting an un-redacted report to our client’s former coercive and controlling partner. The client received £4,300.00 in compensation.
  • A data breach occurred as a result of a postal/administration error by a Council and resulted in the family affected receiving £12,000 in compensation.
  • Holiday Inn Express provided our client’s ex-partner with his hotel room number. He received £1,750 in compensation.
  • An employee’s personal data, including sensitive information related to their health, was left accessible on a work computer. They received £2,250 in compensation.
  • An NHS Foundation Trust incorrectly sent correspondence relating to our client, to a person living in the same street as her. She received £1,000 compensation.
  • The minutes of a Local Authority Child Services meeting were sent to the incorrect address. The family received £12,000 in compensation.

Make your data breach compensation claim

Data breaches can cause significant damage to ordinary people, both financial and emotional. If you think you’ve been affected by a data protection incident then we can help explain what the impacts are and how you can successfully claim against the organisation to blame.

We offer free initial assessments to anyone who may have been affected by a data breach. Our claims process is compliant with ICO guidance and we’ll never share your details with anyone else. If we can help, then we’ll offer you a No Win No Fee basis and will only start the claims process with your explicit agreement.

If you’ve been affected by a breach, or have had your data leaked by an organisation, then get in touch today.