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Looking at the people who keep the wheels of commerce turning on the Island; features, profiles, achievements and stories with a human dimension. LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR CHRIS ARROWSMITH Simcocks Advocates director, Chris Arrowsmith, has received the accolade of Lawyer of the Year from the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018. The publication has named the highly regarded advocate “Litigation and Dispute Resolution – Lawyer of the Year” in the Isle of Man category. Lawyer Monthly states that its awards “identify and honour the most respected Lawyers and Law Firms who lead the way on a global stage.” Also that they “celebrate the most successful, innovative and forward- thinking Lawyers across the world.” Nominations are voted for by the magazine’s readership, then a shortlist is drawn up and a winner is chosen by the judging panel based on votes, supporting information and testimonials. Chris, who has won a series of awards for his expertise and accomplishments over the past few years, commented on the win: “I’m delighted to be honoured in this way, but I consider it to be a win for the whole Litigation team, which works with our clients to understand the commercial context of the litigation issues in which they are involved.” PwC’s ALISON CREGEEN GAINS GLOBALLY RECOGNISED PRIVACY CERTIFICATIONS PwC Isle of Man is delighted to congratulate its Advisory Director, Alison Cregeen, after she gained internationally renowned privacy and data protection qualifications. Her success further demonstrates the strength and breadth of her expertise in the field of data protection and privacy programme management. Alison has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) credentials through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). One of the founding members of the Isle of Man Data Protection Offi cers’ Forum and a certified Data Protection Practitioner, Alison leads the data privacy service offering for PwC Isle of Man and, in recent years, has worked with clients preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alison commented: ‘GDPR has focused attention on data protection and data privacy, and many organisations have sought specialist assistance to interpret and implement the new requirements. For me it’s important that when I’m giving advice to clients, I have demonstrable expertise in my subject. These qualifications enhance my existing skillset with a particular focus on the practical implications of creating and implementing a privacy programme.’ The IAPP is the first organisation to publicly establish standards in professional education and testing for privacy and data protection. IAPP privacy certification is internationally recognised as a reputable, independent programme that professionals seek and employers demand. Alison joins the ranks of more than 10,000 professionals worldwide who currently hold one or more IAPP certifications. PwC Isle of Man Advisory Lead, Steve Billinghurst said: ‘This is another fantastic achievement for Alison and the Advisory team. Data protection has been a hot topic for a while and is likely to continue as one for some time to come. It is crucial our people have the right skills and experience to help our clients manage the challenges which affect their business operations as a result of the changes in international and domestic legislation.’ The Isle of Man Workplace Pension There’s no hiding from it Stress-free pension solutions – for you and your employees. Call 01624 697240 or email clientsupport@msrs.im www.msrs.im PRECISE. PROVEN. PERFORMANCE. Moore Stephens Pensions is a registered trading name of Moore Stephens Retirement Solutions Limited, a company registered with the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as a Professional Retirement Benefits Schemes Administrator. 26 |