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Cyber & Data Risk Lawyer (2-6 PQE)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our Cyber and Data Risk team is currently looking to expand its team in London with Solicitors/Associates who are between 2-6 years PQE. If you looking for a fast-paced role in a market-leading, multi-award winning team, in a rapidly developing area of law then a career in our Cyber and Data Risk team may be for you.

Members of our team are empowered to develop their own client contacts and relationships, with frequent client contact and business development opportunities from the start of their careers. We are very proud of our client base, who provide us with top-quality instructions, keeping our work engaging and intellectually challenging. Our team has responded to hundreds of Cyber and Data Risk incidents, helping clients of all sizes, from SMEs to Global Corporates. We are true specialists, guiding clients through their crisis and defending any regulatory investigation and privacy litigation that follows.

As part of a truly international firm with over 2,500 colleagues worldwide, you will be joining a dynamic and exciting practice which prides itself on providing genuine flexibility to its employees. The firm recently launched Flex Forward which allows you to select a mode of working that best suits your lifestyle. We are a supportive and collegiate place to work and all across our team, from our emerging talent to our senior leadership, you won’t find a closed door, real or virtual. Read on for more information about our specific vacancy and the firm as a whole.

Role Responsibility

We are a preferred legal services provider to the Cyber and Data Risk insurance industry which ensures a regular and growing flow of data breach and privacy litigation matters. The team typically acts as the first responder, coordinating the breach and forensic investigation alongside providing legal advice.

As an emerging area of law with increasing demand, there are few experts and many opportunities, meaning this is an ideal area for those seeking rapid career progression and development. We are committed to developing and promoting our internal talent.

As part of the Cyber and Data Risk team you will:

  • Have the opportunity to interact on a regular basis with clients. You will share your knowledge of key issues and provide meaningful advice to clients;
  • Have responsibility for leading on exciting and fast-paced breach notifications;
  • Operate at the cutting edge of this emerging area of law;
  • Operate with autonomy, but with the benefit of support and supervision from leading practitioners at all times;
  • Have opportunities to interact directly with clients on high-profile matters, often in the public domain, and build your own client base;
  • Work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, often making time pressured and critical decisions;
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment, both within the team, across the firm, and with clients.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for new colleagues who have experience in the Cyber and Data Risk area. The team suits self-starters with the ability to meet client demand in time-critical matters. 

The wider team

The team sits as part of our wider Professional and Financial Lines group which, in addition to our Cyber and Data Risk work, provides expert legal advice to clients across an engaging mix of insured professional disciplines including Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions, Directors and Officers, Warranty and Indemnity, and Construction. The group works collaboratively across these disciplines and, whilst everyone may have their area of particular expertise, we encourage cross-working so colleagues have genuine variety in their work. As such, if you are keen to undertake a mix of Professional and Financial Lines work, whilst also practising in Cyber and Data Risk, this may be an excellent opportunity for you.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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