Technology Projects Lawyer (TMT) - Leeds
Are you looking for a role as a dedicated technology projects lawyer, where you can work from the North of England on complex technology projects for major clients without compromising on client contact and quality of work…with a genuine opportunity for career progression in a fast growing team? An opportunity in our National TMT Team – working in Technology Projects and based in the North - may be for you.
We support mainly large national and international businesses and institutions on often business critical and transformational projects for the procurement and implementation of complex ICT solutions. Our clients are typically leading players in their fields: top 20 global insurers, national UK health bodies (often recently leading the fight against Covid), major government departments deploying national policies, as well as a range of regional financial and data institutions such as leading Building Societies.
Our team has its Northern hub in Leeds with additional members based in both Manchester and Newcastle. It is highly ranked in the legal directories and sits on the top tier panels for tech project work for many major clients. It is a seamless part of our national 40 strong TMT Team.
The international dimension of the practice is noteworthy: we are deeply involved with the International Technology Law Association (indeed our team includes the current Vice President) and this supports the often international dimension to our work. 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.
The projects we work on require diverse and deep specialisms: our team works collaboratively with colleagues including our substantial Information Law, Financial Services Regulatory and Procurement teams who help us deliver holistic tech projects legal support.
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.
As part of our growth and re-shaping strategy, our Northern Technology Projects team is offering a number of new and exciting opportunities. We are currently building on our very successful techlaw pedigree and well established client base.
The successful applicant would work primarily on commercial/IT and telecoms projects. The workload includes commercial agreements, software development and licensing, some intellectual property matters, telecoms contracts, compliance and general regulatory work, broader managed services and IT and business process outsourcing agreements, as well as public/private partnership IT projects.
The Ideal Candidate
Due to our growth and the reshaping strategy, we are open minded about the qualification level of the candidates we see but need to recruit towards the top end just now: we are most interested in what you think you can bring to the role and to the team, and whether we are the right fit for you.
For this role, we are looking for a more experienced Associate/Senior Associate/Legal Director of 5/7/9 years+.
You will already have several years working on complex commercial projects, often with a technology focus; you will have a keen interest in the tech sector and how tech can transform organisations; strong project management skills and the ability to lead a small project team. A basic level of competence in data privacy is also important. Public and financial services sector experience would be an added bonus.
We are looking for new colleagues who have an interest in technology and how it can help clients to achieve their goals, as well as the risks along the way and how best to manage these contractually and commercially. We look forward to discussing our opportunities with 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.
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