In House Legal Counsel-Data

  • Job Reference: 72062
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £Market
  • Sector: Data Protection, In House
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Marian Lloyd-Jones
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 020 7600 1690

Job Description


A leading UK higher education establishment.


A role for a Legal Counsel - Data, to be responsible for providing advice on a wide range of data related legal matters.

The role sits within the Legal Services Team, part of the Office of the General Counsel.

Your work will include data related issues including privacy, data-sharing, advising on agreements containing information law provisions, data processing agreements, data transfer agreements, privacy impact assessments, advising on Freedom of Information issues, data and Freedom of Information related policies and processes, developing and delivering training and guidance on data related issues.

You will work closely with the DPO and information security governance team on risk and compliance related issues.


A solicitor or barrister with 4pqe+ gained at a leading law firm or in an equivalent in-house role (this is a guideline only - candidates with the required level of skill and experience outside this pqe level will be considered).

Experience dealing with a range of legal issues on a self-standing basis and a willingness to take on new tasks in unfamiliar areas and to react confidently and quickly to emerging issues.

Evidence of the appreciation of the dynamics of higher education and an empathy with academic endeavour without necessarily having worked in the HE sector.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.