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Data Cyber and Information Law Team Leader

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
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25 Feb 2021

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Award winning, cutting edge law firm is looking for a Data Protection, Cyber & Information Law specialist to lead their team.

This firm is like no other, with a unique model and completely different approach to how they represent their clients. This is a multi-site firm which represents a wide range of clients, from small owner-managed businesses to national charities and large multi-national corporates. They are pioneers in reframing the delivery of legal services, using legal expertise and ground-breaking digital tools to proactively manage, educate and advise clients, reducing their legal risk.

The team provides advisory and technical legal support to assist clients in improving their data management and information security systems and to rapidly respond to data loss and cyber breach threats and incidents. They regularly represent clients who are under investigation by the police, Information Commissioner's Office and other regulatory authorities. Covering the full spectrum of data protection, cyber & information law issues, the team's work is extremely extensive.

The role is also unique in that it involves not only advising external clients on data protection, cyber & information law issues, but also internally advising this law firm on the same issues. The role is extremely client facing.

Due to the continued growth and success of the team, the firm is now looking for the right person to take it to its next phase of growth. There are a number of key qualities this firm is looking for in their successful candidate:

- an experienced qualified solicitor with a litigation background

- an experienced practitioner in data and information law with a recognised information law/management qualification and at least 6 years post qualification experience, ideally gained from working in a data protection/cyber security role in a law firm, or in a large private sector organisation

- comfortable handling a broad mix of advisory, transactional and litigation data protection, privacy, freedom of information and information law matters.

- a successful leader in data protection, cyber & information law or someone with a proven track record in this discipline who is now keen to demonstrate their leadership skills

- someone who is versatile and experienced enough to manage a team in addition to advising both external clients as well as the law firm itself

- someone who enjoys advocacy and plenty of client contact

This really is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to make their mark and develop their career in a firm that is committed to your future development. If you would like to apply for this role then contact Rachel Birkinshaw at Sacco Mann or ask to speak to another member of the private practice team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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  • Midlands Tel: 0845 241 5644
  • London Tel: 203 440 5628
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