Edward Heaton – Legal Director, Divorce and Family – Career story
6 December 2019
Funmilayo’s breadth of experience in legal compliance and data protection enables her to continually develop initiatives to maintain high professional standards across the firm; collaborating along the way with both business services and legal practice teams.
Funmilayo’s expertise covers a broad remit encompassing legal compliance, AML, risk management, Lexcel and professional ethics. She has a particularly extensive knowledge of the SRA Standards and Regulations. As the firm’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), Funmilayo oversees compliance with data protection legislation, including GDPR and the Data Protection Act, and privacy rights.
As well as working at the SRA, Funmilayo’s experience includes a role in legal compliance at the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner and as an immigration caseworker in a busy legal aid practice. Funmilayo graduated with BA (Hons) in Law and English, then went on to obtain an LLM before undertaking the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Funmilayo has written her career story and experience of Stewarts for our careers section, you can view her story here.
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Funmilayo has a keen interest in the arts.