Aus firm appoints new cyberlaw head

Aus firm appoints new cyberlaw head

07 May 2018 By Emma Ryan
Helaine Leggat

An Australian law firm has revealed it has hired a cyberlaw specialist to head its new practice dedicated to this field.

Sladen Legal has appointed Helaine Leggat as head of its new cyberlaw practice.


Ms Leggat brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having advised governments and blue-chip corporates on the intersection of information technology, global business and cyberspace, according to a statement from Sladen Legal.

Her areas of expertise include cyberlaw, cybersecurity, surveillance, information governance, information security, data protection, privacy and information technology law, the firm added.


In addition, Ms Leggat holds several esteemed certifications in cybersecurity, privacy and information security, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CSIM); Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP); Certified Information Privacy Professional, IT (CIPP/IT).

“No other lawyer in Australia comes close to matching Helaine’s credentials and expertise,” Sladen Legal CEO Andrew Barnes said.

“Helaine is a recognised global expert in information technology law, not a commercial lawyer who does M&A work and outsourcing contracts for technology companies.”

Aus firm appoints new cyberlaw head
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
The Women in Law Awards is the benchmark for excellence, recognising the empowering women influencing the Australian legal profession, celebrating the female leaders, role models and future champions of the industry. Register for the waitlist today for the opportunity to attend this remarkable awards ceremony and network with top legal professionals and fellow peers.