Solicitor – Information Law – Health, Care & Projects (Leeds/Newcastle)
We are looking to appoint an information law solicitor to strengthen our public law team. Our public law team sits within our wider Health, Care and Public Law Cluster which has a presence in London, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol. It provides public sector information law advice to clients of all departments, and on a national basis. We have a thriving public sector client base, particularly in healthcare and central and local government and a large commercial client base which provides works and services to the public sector. We regularly work on high profile projects and claims that attract media attention.
The team advises clients on non-contentious and contentious information law matters. We are seeking a lawyer who will handle data breach litigation as well as non-contentious advisory work.
The role will include:
- Handling data breach claims, including associated ICO complaints and notifications
- Reviewing and amending contractual documents to ensure compliance with data protection legislation
- Advising on the risks and legal requirements of data sharing frameworks within the health sector, including advising on data protection impact assessments
- Advising on regulatory due diligence projects (with a focus on data compliance)
- Advising health bodies on disclosure requests from organisations such as the police and the GMC
- Handling FOI and EIRs requests, complaints to the ICO and First-Tier Tribunal appeals
- Assisting on public law litigation, such as judicial reviews
- General advice on information governance matters for a range of health and social care clients
The Ideal Candidate
Knowledge, relevant experience or a keen interest in the Health and Public Sectors is ESSENTIAL. Experience in information governance law and/or public law, and civil litigation would be an advantage.
This is an opportunity for someone looking to join a successful and expanding commercial team in an exciting and developing sector, within a firm with a great reputation in the Health and Public sectors nationwide. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the legal implications of high profile issues in the Health and Public sector at the moment.
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.
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 email@example.com