A highly successful and expanding national and international firm.
The London office now seeks a data protection lawyer with 7pqe+ to help grow and build its directory recognised leading data protection practice.
You will be a data protection specialist as opposed to a commercial/IT lawyer with some data protection expertise.
This role is to closely support the partner who leads the data protection team with strategic direction, supervision and client facing advice.
The role will include:
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
Involvement in implementation of data protection good practice for key clients
Handling ICO investigations and assessments
International transfers of data
Developing position statements
Forming part of the 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
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
To secure this important role you will have a commercial and solutions-led approach to data protection compliance and proven project management skills with a focus on delivery and results along with the ability to prioritise, deliver to deadlines.
You will have a clear ability to act as an expert on data protection issues and have a proactive and flexible approach, with a willingness to travel across the firm's national and international offices, as required.
With excellent academic achievements including a 2:1 degree or equivalent you will have strong, practical expertise in relevant law, gained within a comparable environment.
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.