Data Protection - Principal Associate

BCL Legal
England, London, City of London
05 Jul 2022
02 Aug 2022
Richard Coward
Job Title
Practice Area
Data Protection
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Data Protection Solicitor - City of London - Private Practice

Tier level, international, firm seeks a Data Protection Solicitor due to continued expansion.

The Firm

International law firm with more than 1,400 legal professionals and a presence in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. They provide their clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. The firm sees the world from their client's perspective, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed - no matter how challenging the circumstances.

The Team

One of the UK's largest dedicated and sector-focused commercial, IT and data protection teams. You won't get bored - no two days will be the same. The team advises on the whole range of data protection compliance issues - from everyday issues relating to employees, to complex data sharing amongst government departments, to getting under the skin of operational processes to ensure that privacy compliance is baked into drafting consumer-facing privacy notices.

The Role

You will advise on data protection compliance, advisory and contractual issues including GDPR audits, privacy notices, data mapping, data processing agreements, data sharing agreements, international transfers, data protection impact assessments, controller/processor analyses, cookie compliance and cookie policies, marketing strategies and consents training.
You will be working with other dedicated data protection specialists and others whose day to day work crosses commercial and IT contracts. We have a complementary team of contentious privacy specialists too with whom we have regular training session to share knowledge gained from our day to day work. You will be well connected across the firm, as our team is called on regularly by our employment, pensions, corporate and other teams when they identify the need for privacy advice. We work closely with the firm's sector teams, so you will work closely with clients across automotive, retail, financial services, pension trustee and tech businesses. We are not just a support function for the rest of the firm though, we have our own business development plan and focused clients.

The Candidate

You will be a qualified solicitor with practical experience of advising on basic and complex data protection issues and drafting related documentation.


- Highly competitive salary
- Generous Bonus & Pension
- First class training and career development programme
- A firm that is consistently awarded for being a great place to work

To apply for this position, please contact Richard Coward at BCL Legal