Legal Services


Obligatory Data Protection Complaint Form

The coming reform of data protection law in the UK will arm individuals with the right to make a direct complaint to a company, if an individual considers that there was infringement of the UK GDPR or the DPA 2018 in connection with the processing of their personal data by the company. All UK companies will be obligated to facilitate individuals to make direct electronic complaints to them, e.g. by offering an online complaint form on the company website. This obligation also provides companies with an advantage – individuals must first make use of this complaints procedure before the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) will deal with a complaint made to it by the individual.  However, the technological safeguarding of complaints and the legal assessment should be carried out by experts. The online complaint form offered by is a highly secure cloud solution. It allows complaints to be received, appropriately acknowledged, investigated, and fully documented. Ultimately, this will minimize the risk of ICO investigations, fines, reputation damage and increase trust. Our experienced data protection lawyers will carry out an initial legal assessment of the received complaints and provide you with concrete steps on how to proceed.


Rödl & Partner – The agile partner for the Mittelstand

Rödl & Partner is an interdisciplinary practice of lawyers, tax advisers, management and IT consultants and auditors. What sets us apart is that we work together as one firm and have a global presence in over 50 countries with more than 100 wholly owned offices.

Partnering with German businesses in the UK

From our two hubs in Birmingham and London, our British and German experts provide a full-service offering through our legal and financial transaction advisory, tax and audit practices. 

Our team has years of professional experience and expertise supporting clients in the British market:

  • corporate business advice, including M&A and business acquisitions, investments, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and corporate compliance;
  • commercial advisory, including commercial contracts T&Cs, IP and corporate governance advice;
  • employment advisory, including employment contracts, redundancy situations, disciplinary advice and tribunal claims;
  • business immigration matters, including sponsor licences, secondments and global mobility support;
  • direct and indirect tax and financial advisory; and
  • payroll accounting and audit services.

More information about us can be found on our website Rödl & Partner UK or please contact Jan or Philip.

Jan Eberhardt
Rechtsanwalt & Solicitor (England & Wales)

Birmingham & London
T   +44 (0) 121 227 8963
M  +44 (0) 78 3737 1805

Philip Walton
Associate Partner
Solicitor (England & Wales)

London & Birmingham
M  +44 (0) 730 123 8176


Vanner Perez Notaries are a modern firm based in the City of London

We can offer you reasonable fees, experienced professionals and first-rate service. In other words, everything that you, and the many firms who already use us, really need.

With vast experience in notarisation, legalisation and translation for almost every country in the world, but with a particular focus upon Germany and the DACH countries, Vanner Perez Notaries are your ideal partner to help you prepare the documents needed to work in Germany and elsewhere.

Our firm can help you navigate the necessary paperwork, be it representation certificates, commercial register applications or powers of attorney, and provide extensive advice, so you can focus on your business, not the red tape.

‘Approachability’ is a watchword for our firm. When you have a problem to tackle, or tight deadlines, our helpful and professional notaries can guide you through the process quickly and economically. When you aren’t sure what the next step is, make it talking to us.

Feel free to get in touch on +44 20 3668 6626 or via info(at) to discuss your notarial needs with us in English or German.

UK Government launches Scale-up visa to help growing firms hire talent

Vanessa Ganguin, Managing Partner of Vanessa Ganguin Immigration Law on the latest post-Brexit work immigration route

The UK has launched the much-awaited Scale-up visa promising to make it cheaper and easier for fast-growing firms to sponsor and hire highly-skilled migrants, such as programmers, scientists, financial advisers, economists, engineers, HR managers.

The Scale-up visa is a very flexible route to settlement together with dependants.

It is an attractive work visa for employers as the set-up is streamlined, the cost and administrative burden relatively low. Applying to be able to sponsor Scale-up Workers is easier and cheaper than other comparable sponsor licences.

To qualify scale-ups must have annualised growth in either staff or turnover of at least 20% over the past three years, with at least ten staff to begin with.  

You can read more about the new Scale-up visa, eligibility and the pros and cons in our full explainer of the new visa here

Feel free to contact us on +44(0) 207 033 9527 or enquiries(at) for a consultation on this or any other immigration routes for you and the talent you need to hire.