Data Protection Solicitor

A Data Protection Solicitor with upwards 2 years post qualification experience is required to join a highly successful and specialist Data Protection department.

This team of eight fee earners is based throughout the country but the focus for this particular opportunity is to find someone based in the North East region with your allocated office being Newcastle Upon time although the role will permanently be a hybrid of home working and office based on occasion.

This opportunity is a result of expansion and so if you are currently in another broader corporate/commercial department, providing some Data Protection advice but are passionate about this work and would want to specialise in it, and work within a highly regarded specialist department then you should certainly apply or call Fiona Hill at SaccoMann on 0113 467 9784 for an initial confidential discussion about this role.

This is an opportunity to form an integral part of a nationally leading Data Protection department so please do not hesitate.

The Role

-This department sits within the much larger corporate, commercial, and regulatory team.

This Data Protection team purely focusses on the advisory side of privacy matters.

-You will be exposed to a full mix and breadth of non-contentious advisory matters including data protection contracts, cross boarder transfer of data matters, artificial intelligence advice, advice around targeting marketing on social media just to name a few.

It is certain to say that in this Data Protection Solicitor vacancy you will not be pigeonholed.

-This Data Protection department act for a variety of clients spread across a variety of sectors.

The team however have some unrivalled relationships and clients within the financial sector and are also developing further within Real Estate and Technology.

-This is very much an opportunity to be client facing and this role will give you the opportunity to be front and centre with clients.

The Team

-The Partner of this team is a home-grown trainee that has propelled their career.

You will also work in a mixed team of Solicitors, Associates and Senior Associates and the door is absolutely open to you to progress and develop your career.

-The team are friendly and work extremely closely together and if you are genuinely passionate about being on the cutting edge of one of the newest and ever changing areas of law then we can guarantee you will get on with this team.


-Our client is looking for someone with upwards of two years post qualification experience.

Ideally you will be a Data Protection specialist.

-However our client knowing the difficulties of finding a dedicated specialist in the North East region is happy to receive applications from Corporate/Commercial Solicitors who have significant exposure to Data Protection and therefore are fully confident with the basic principles.

-Our client has recruited someone previously into this team from a purely in-house background and this has worked really well for them and so they would absolutely advocate any in-house Data Protection Solicitors to apply.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role or simply have a confidential discussion then contact Sophie Linley at Sacco Mann on 0113 236 6711 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.

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