Data Privacy Associate

JMC Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£52000 - £70000 per annum
18 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
Lucy Burt
Job Title
Practice Area
Data Protection
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

This top 50 firm, who are well known for their recent expansions and ambitious nature, are innovative, dynamic and pioneering in the work that they do. Data and Cyber security continue to dominate the legal sector and this firm's practice grows as demand surges. Data Protection law demands the sharpest legal minds and an unsurpassed level of technical expertise. For those that prosper, the rewards are substantial.

The Firm

This top 50 ranked and top tier in a number of areas in the legal 500. They are multi-award winning, and just recently they won the award for legal employer of the year at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

The firm are innovative, forward-thinking and what really stands them apart is, despite their size they have a truly people focused approach. There is no better example of this than there growing number of home-grown Partners, the firm have a reputation throughout the industry for nurturing and developing legal talent.

The firm have an impressive client base, which has a growing number of FTSE 250 companies. The practice now stands at over 10 offices nationally, with plans for a new office launch in the near future. You will also find that they have access to a global network, which gives them competitive edge.

You will find a supportive culture, where Partners are accessible to all. The firm have a strong leadership team and ambitious plans to continue to take more market share, making now an exciting time to join the firm.

The Role

The firm are looking to hire a Privacy & Data Solicitor (2 years+ PQE) in their Leeds office.

You will be part of their data privacy practice in partnership both in working alongside cyber security colleagues in other practice areas such as financial services regulatory, insurance, employment, and the non-contentious data protection team.

Much of the work will involve contentious data privacy matters, working with the Information Commissioners Office on regulatory investigations however it will not be limited to this. Other work will include financial fraud through cyber-attack, or operational security incidents affecting critical national infrastructure.

The successful hire will need to have a solid understanding of data privacy law ideally with experience on the more contentious side for example regulatory investigations, liaising with the ICO and dealing with data breaches but there will also be requirements to handle non-contentious matters - before the event cyber risk management, advising on cyber security aspects of corporate transactions and projects (ensuring security is adequate regarding contractors on various projects etc).

This position will be in depth, challenging and will give the new Associate exposure to high quality, complex cyber risk matters for high profile, blue chip clients. The team are growing and at the forefront of this developing sector. Promotion is very realistic for lawyers with drive and ambition to build a long-term career in this practice.


  • You will be a Cyber Risk/Data Privacy Associate with 2-6 years PQE.
  • Experience gained at a reputable firm within an established practice.
  • The ability to manage and develop strong client relationships whilst also effectively providing support internally to the firm and colleagues.
  • Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated matters


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and very lucrative bonus scheme

This is an exciting opportunity for a Privacy & Data Associate to join this top tier firm based in the centre of Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.