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Data protection lawyer

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Job Summary

  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH798632
  • Nov 10, 2021
  • Competitive
Job Description

The Legal Arm for one of the Big 4 Audit & Accountancy Practice is recruiting for a Data Privacy Lawyer to join its London office

The company

This legal offering is a fast growing part of the client's business. They are recruiting for a Manager and Assistant Manager position to support the growth of the Data Protection team in the wider Commercial Legal team. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team which works across the client providing data protection solutions.

The Data Protection team works with the different service lines within the client's business to provide its clients with complete data protection solutions.

The role will include:

  • Legal Advisory
  • Data Transfer Agreements
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Supporting clients with the data protection elements of their transformation programmes, including group restructuring, outsourcing, large scale technology programmes
  • Provide advice to senior business leaders
  • Independently draft and negotiate agreements

Roles and Responsibilities:

The applicant must be keen to develop and broaden his/her legal skills to include working on multi-disciplinary projects and being closer to the business side of these projects.
The successful applicant will be a self-starter and a strong performer and team player who is focussed on helping to ensure that the team successfully delivers projects for its clients. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team.
The successful applicant will help promote the team's work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.

Experience in some of the following sectors would be considered helpful:

  • Financial services (banking, insurance, investment management, payment services)
  • Transportation (bus, rail, automobiles, mobility as a service)
  • Energy
  • Life Sciences
  • Digital infrastructure, including telecoms and data centres
  • Retail

Qualifications and Skills:

The applicant will be a data protection/commercial lawyer of at least 3 year's PQE with experience of advising on compliance with data protection laws including the rules around marketing.
Assessing problems from multiple angles to ensure that our clients have comprehensive and pragmatic data protection advice to support their decision-making
Working collaboratively to devise and driving forward creative legal solutions for clients
Providing our clients with a seamless multi-disciplinary legal implementation service on national and global projects

Experience and Background:

The applicant will have experience in advising clients in the following areas:

  • Data protection compliance issues
  • GDPR/DPA compliance gap analysis
  • Drafting information notices
  • Assessment of joint controller status and drafting related data sharing agreements
  • Drafting of compliant data protection policies and procedures
  • Responding to data subject rights requests
  • Preparing for and responding to data breach
  • Data transfer/data sharing arrangements
  • Liaising with the ICO on behalf of client who have received a complaint from a data subject
  • FOIA

Get in touch with Pippa Campbell (In-House Lead) on or 020 7092 0133 to discuss the role further.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Pippa Campbell
Pippa Campbell
  • Legal Recruitment Consultant (In-House Lead) | Solicitor
  • +44 (0)20 7092 0133