Data Privacy Specialist - Director/Senior Associate Lawyer

Data Privacy Specialist - Director/Senior Associate Lawyer

Job Title: Data Privacy Specialist - Director/Senior Associate Lawyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DPSA250918_1537879824
Contact Name: Nathan Wilson
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 25, 2018 13:50

Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a data privacy lawyer to help grow and build a leading data protection practice for a multinational Law Firm in London. This firm has close to 30 offices worldwide and falls within the top 20 largest law firms in the UK, advising a range of FTSE 100 listed companies.

Salary expectations - £80-90k + Benefits
Location - London

You will be a data protection specialist as opposed to a commercial/IT lawyer with some data protection expertise and will closely support the partner who leads the data protection team with strategic direction, supervision and client facing advice.

Main Duties:

*Advising on compliance with relevant law, regulator guidance, codes and best practice, Freedom of Information and E-Privacy
*Advising on compliance with relevant industry codes and regulations (e.g. FCA Handbook)
*Undertaking data protection audits/impact assessments/health checks
*Involved in implementation of data protection good practice for our key clients
*Handling ICO investigations and assessments
*International transfers of data
*Developing position statements
*Forming part of our data protection precedents task force
*Drafting policies, procedures, data protection agreements
*Advising in relation to security breach management and action taken or threatened against clients by the Information Commissioner or individuals in relation to alleged infringement of relevant legislation and privacy related litigation
*Data exploitation (on-line and off-line)
*Managing data protection projects (including with overseas lawyers)
*Assisting on the specific data protection aspects of clients' corporate and commercial transactions (including corporate due diligence, transitional services agreements, outsourcing agreements, marketing agreements etc)
*Continuing to develop the firm's profile for data protection expertise, including assisting with the preparation of client briefings, articles, press commentary and client training

Main Skills:

*Commercial and solutions-led approach to data protection compliance proven project management skills with a focus on delivery and results.
*Ability to prioritise, deliver to deadlines and to self-motivate.
*Willingness to share knowledge and supervise junior lawyers.
*The clear ability to act as an expert on data protection issues.
*Knowledge of key areas of the law and ability to provide clear, practical and commercial advice for clients.
*A proactive and flexible approach, with a willingness to travel across our national and international offices, as required.
*Demonstrable ability to liaise and influence at the highest level within clients, creating and maintaining effective relationships.
*Ability to influence key stakeholders and to communicate a compliance view persuasively by telephone, in writing and in person.
*The ability to regularly update technical expertise to maintain "expert" status.

Main Requirements:

*Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent
*Strong, practical expertise in relevant law, gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level (whether in-house, in private practice or in the Information Commissioner's office)

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail please do not hesitate to apply to this advertisement or get in touch with Nathan Wilson direct at Lawrence Harvey to arrange a confidential conversation - Privacy recruitment specialist.

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Direct Line - 02039295885

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