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O’Neill Patient Achieves ISO27001 Accreditation

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Firm receives stamp of approval for management of Information Security.

Stockport-based O’Neill Patient has become one of the few UK law firms to secure the ISO27001 Information Security standard – demonstrating its robust approach to handling its client data securely.

In an industry where secure data handling is a major concern, the firm has invested significantly to achieve the standard, improving our people training and bringing in new software and systems throughout the organisation, as managing partner Sue Brown explained: “ISO27001 is a very difficult standard to attain for any business, especially an organisation operating in the legal sector, so I am delighted that we have met the strict criteria.”

As Sue continued, “We are entrusted in this sector with our clients’ most confidential information and the correct management of that has always been the single most important priority within O’Neill Patient. The receipt of this accreditation is a fantastic seal of approval and testament to our people’s commitment in embracing the changes and improvements we have made.”

The news comes in tandem with O’Neill Patient’s decision to recruit an additional 15 employees, taking its workforce to 210. The practice has welcomed new employees across all areas of its business and intends to create another five positions in the coming months.

Sue concluded: “The two announcements are closely linked; we needed new team members to support the work we put into securing the ISO27001 accreditation and equally needed to employ great people across the business who can help deliver within a new, stringent framework.

“In doing so, we have become a renowned local employer, with a large proportion of our workforce from within Stockport and Greater Manchester. We look forward to recruiting more fantastic local people in the near future.

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