Mischon De Reya


Being a large law firm, Mishcon de Reya's London site understandably produces a significant quantity of paper waste. Much of this paper waste is highly confidential, and therefore needs to be handled in a safe and secure manner, ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Confidential Shredding Services for London Law Firm


Restore Datashred have been supplying the firm with a confidential shredding service for six years. The BSIA accredited company were chosen for their excellent service levels, security assurances, staff and reliability. John Cole, facilities manager at Mishcon de Reya has been extremely pleased with the service provided by Restore Datashred, particularly in the level of security and reliability shown.

He added, “Being a large, well-established law firm, the majority of our waste is confidential paper. With Datashred, we know we can be sure that all the confidential waste is handled securely, and that the service is reliable, giving us complete peace of mind.”

As well as being able to offer an environmentally responsible disposal route for waste paper and other media, Restore Datashred also demonstrates a high level of security for data protection. The increased security enhances Mishcon’s compliance with the Data Protection Act, and means that the firm is not open to significant fines that the Information Commissioner’s Office can now issue, which can be up to £500,000.

Anthony Pearlgood, commercial director at Restore Datashred praised Mishcon de Reya for their awareness and concern about the Data Protection Act, “We work closely with Mishcon to maintain their current high level of compliance, and advise them about what needs to be done to protect their information. Like all organisations, Mishcon needs to ensure that they employ a secure document destruction provider.”

The contents of the 15 wheelie bins of confidential paper waste is collected from Mishcon’s London office twice weekly, and shredded in a secure mobile shredding vehicle, on site. From there, the shredded material is transported to one of Datashred’s secure depots for baling. The shredded paper waste is then collected for recycling by a paper mill.