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Cyber Solicitor/Associate/Senior - London

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a fast-paced role in a rapidly developing area of law where you will be intellectually challenged and treated with respect?  Or an environment where you can enjoy market-leading work with frequent client contact and business development opportunities to help you build your future career?  If so, then a career in our Cyber and Data Risk team may be for you.

Why should you be excited about a career with us?  Members of our team are empowered to develop their own client contacts and relationships from the start of their careers; you will see how your contribution directly impacts on your clients and understand how the service you provide helps them.  We are also very proud of our client base, who provide us with top-quality instructions.  We have the backing of a truly international firm with over 2,500 colleagues across 9 countries and with a myriad of international associations further bolstering our capabilities.

We aim to encourage diversity by offering the opportunity to bring your whole self to work, underpinned by our employer brand of A Life That Works.  Our team are very busy and work hard but we offer genuine flexibility to allow you to meet your personal and work commitments – and that flexibility won’t disappear post-Covid! – it has been hardwired into our DNA for years.  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.

Our Cyber and Data Risk team is market-leading, multi-award winning, and in a period of significant growth.  We are therefore recruiting at all levels for passionate colleagues looking to join us on our journey as we grow our practice for the future.

Our team has responded to hundreds of breaches and 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.

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 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 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.

We are looking for new colleagues who have an interest in the Cyber and Data Risk area and in how the law can help clients to achieve goals.  This team suits self-starters with the ability to meet client demand in time-critical matters.  We look forward to discussing our opportunities with you.

The wider team

Cyber and Data Risk sits as part of our wider Professional and Financial Lines, by which we mean providing expert legal advice to clients across an engaging mix of insured professional disciplines including Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions, Directors and Officers, Cyber and Data Risk, Warranty and Indemnity, and Construction.  Our teams work collaboratively across these disciplines and, whilst everyone will have their area of particular expertise, we encourage cross-working so colleagues have genuine variety in their work and can use their rounded expertise to provide creative, bespoke solutions for our clients.  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

If you are planning on applying to DAC Beachcroft, we want you to understand why we are here and how we work together: these things are expressed in our purpose and vision, underpinned by our cultural principles, strategy and brand.

Our purpose is to help our clients and our colleagues succeed, creating sustainable value.

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.

We strive to create a Life that Works for our colleagues under our employer brand, reflecting our long history as an employer of choice offering both opportunity and flexibility.  We are a diverse organisation and we continue to strive to be more so, through extensive colleague networks such as Spectrum, our LGBTQ+ network, and Access, our BAME network.  We also partner with external organisations such as The Social Mobility Foundation and Working Families, amongst others, to provide an objective eye to our progress.

Our culture and inclusivity underpins an impressive legal pedigree with our market-leading presence in Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory offering.  We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies and enjoy over 150 Chambers rankings at practice area and individual lawyer level.

Our international reach is extensive with 9 offices across Europe, Asia and the Americas, with further associations and alliances and, as a founding member of Legalign, we thrive in a cooperative international legal network.  We are constantly developing our international pedigree, whilst maintaining a strong domestic focus, allowing us to service all our clients to the highest possible standard.

We are proud of our recent catalogue of awards in a variety of areas.  Three of these many awards included ‘Outsourced Partner of the Year’ at the British Insurance Awards for our market-leading suite of innovative digital tools; ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards which highlighted the excellence of legal teams in supporting their clients through significant crises; and ‘Best CSR Award’ for our Helpforce volunteering programme with our major client, the NHS.

We hope that you will decide to make an application to join us and look forward to discussing how DAC Beachcroft can help you on your career path and how you can help us to continue making our firm a success.

 

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