Meet the team

Data protection breach solicitors: We are nationally renowned specialist data breach and GDPR solicitors for bringing claims and obtaining vast amounts of compensation for data breaches.

Please meet our team who will champion your breach of data case.

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Ian Kyle

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Ian has a Masters Degree in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Law School and a Law Degree from Sheffield Hallam University. He joined Irvings in 1998 and is now a Director and has been either a Partner or a Director for in excess of fifteen years.

Ian’s areas of expertise include all aspects of personal injury work, including fatal accidents, as well as heading up the Professional Negligence Department. Ian is supervising the running of the Data Breach Department and will play a lead role in the group actions.

Ian’s hobbies include spending time with his family, reading, supporting his favourite football club and walking his dogs.

Matt McConville

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Matt is one of our leading data protection breach solicitors and studied law at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated with a first class Honours’ Degree in 2013. Since qualification, Matt has developed his legal knowledge in numerous areas of law including actions against the Police and Data Breach Law.  Since joining Irvings in 2018, Matt has taken a lead role in developing the departments of Actions against the Police and Data Breach and now heads up the latter. He has settled a number of Data Breach Claims against high ranking companies and is taking an active lead on a number of group actions.

Matt was raised in North Wales and has since moved to live on the Wirral.  In his spare time Matt mainly loves watching and going to the football as well as other sports.

Yvonne Dobson

Trainee Solicitor
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Yvonne graduated with her Law Degree from Sheffield in 2011 and then went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Manchester. Since joining Irvings as a trainee, Yvonne has benefited from experience in a number of areas of Law including Civil Actions Against the Police and Financial Mis-selling and is now using that experience and her previous litigation knowledge to assist in developing the Data Breach Department.

Outside work Yvonne can often be found in the Lake District demonstrating her hobby of Bobbin Lace making at County Shows and Historical venues or hiking in the fells and around the lakes. Yvonne also enjoys knitting, crocheting and socialising with her family and friends.

May Atkinson

Senior Associate Solicitor
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May obtained her Bachelor of Law (with Honours) from Manchester University and her Legal Practice Court (with Distinction) from The College of Law in Chester.

She has been with Irvings since she commenced her Training Contract in 2011 and has served as Chair of The Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division, received a Liverpool Law Society Muir Matthews Award in 2015 on the basis of her contribution to The Law Society.

May enjoys travelling and seeing the world. Her other hobbies include socialising, Formula 1, playing the piano and amateur photography.

Dan Higham

Trainee Solicitor
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Dan completed his LLB and Masters Degree in Law at Edge Hill University before obtaining a Distinction in his LPC from BPP Law School.

In respect of his Training Contract so far he has obtained vast litigation experience in Housing Disrepair, Mortgage Mis-selling claims, the majority of which has involved multi track litigation. He also has experience in the Private Client Sector. Dan is now utilising this litigation experience to successfully run Data Breach Claims.

Outside work, Dan enjoys athletics, walking his dogs and spending time with his family.

If your data has been breached, such as being released into the public domain . . .
. . . you may have a claim.

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