A leading national law firm are looking for a Data Protection Lawyer in London.
Your new company
A top UK law firm is looking for a Data Protection Lawyer with a solid track record of advising and supporting clients on all matters relating to Data Protection including the GDPR. This national firm has been recognised as a leading legal employer at Britain's Top Employers Awards and has also been decorated with several top tier rankings in leading legal directories, including Chambers 2016. The firm monitors results to provide value that can be measured, ensuring clients view them as their preferred choice of legal service provider. As such the firm recognises the importance of its people enjoying what they do. It is genuinely committed to creating a friendly and inspiring working environment.
Your new role
The firm's Commercial team are looking for a Data Protection Lawyer. The national Commercial team works with a wide range of clients; both the private and public sector. You will be part of a team that provides a comprehensive range of commercial services encompassing commercial contracts, intellectual property, data protection, competition, procurement and state aid, and strategically supporting supply chain management. Your clients will come from various sectors such as retail, transport and logistics, media, pharmaceutical, insurance and technology and, within the public sector, universities, police forces and local authorities. You will be responsible for managing your own case load of Data Protection and IT matters while offering general support to the Commercial team and the firm generally.
What you'll need to succeed
You will need strong academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent. The firm are seeking a UK Qualified Solicitor with 6+ years post qualification data protection practice experience, or equivalent. High calibre post qualification experience in data protection and IT related matters is essential as is a strong understanding and developed knowledge of the Data Protection Act and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Strong technical ability, previous direct client contact, involvement in business development and previous experience of delivering training presentations is desirable.
You will need to be able to give and take instruction, apply a forensic approach, and deliver commercially pragmatic solutions. You will need to be proactive and take initiative, with strong communication skills both verbal and written, be able to manage your own time, demonstrate excellent organisation skills and strong technical and research skills. A flexible attitude towards working practices and an ability to adapt style as required for supervision purposes are a prerequisite. You should be confident in your own abilities and in your approach, a solid team player, approachable and responsive to both colleagues and clients, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
What you'll get in return
The firm offers a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon its core values; they are approachable, responsive, trustworthy and straightforward. They pride themselves on high quality client instructions, are committed to investing in the learning and development of their lawyers and support staff at all levels, and encourage their lawyers to build relationships and take part in business development opportunities. They also pride themselves on having a friendly and relaxed working environment.
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