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Practice Development Lawyer- TMT - Edinburgh

Information Technology - Private Practice
Ref: 421 Date Posted: Monday 03 May 2021
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Excellent non-fee earning opportunity for a lawyer to join the TMT team of a leading international law firm- this role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. 

Role Overview:

  • The TMT practice of this major commercial law firm is a diverse practice dealing with transactional, dispute and advisory work The privacy, cyber and data ('Information Law') team (comprising of fee earners specialising in data protection, privacy litigation and cyber) sit within TMT and collectively is made up of over 50 partners, legal directors and lawyers working across a network of UK and international offices.
  • The team has seen a huge surge in demand as a result of the GDPR and related legislation coming into force, coupled with the fast pace of technology and market developments the explosion of data and cyber as a mainstay focus of all sectors and work types has grown exponentially.
  • The team now plays a key role within the wider business given the criticality of data in every sector and the need for proper measures to be taken where personal data is involved and to prevent and deal with cyber incidents. But it is not just these traditional" work streams which are driving the need for expert support. 
  • In addition, the firm are looking to support our clients more widely in relation to the broader use of their data and how to develop data strategies to enable clients to harness the benefits of their data through analytics, AI, data sharing and revenue generation.  

Practice Development Lawyer:

  • The firm are looking for a PDL who is keen to play an integral part of the team supporting lawyers and clients through best practice in knowhow, tracking and disseminating developments, high quality training and engagement with clients and industry events.
  • Additionally, the firm are looking for support to help them constantly improve the way they deliver services including prioritising the increased use of technology and (where relevant) precedents to maximise consistency and ease of delivery, leveraging significant firm-wide investment in ground-breaking innovation in the delivery of legal services in ways relevant to the Information Law group. 
  • The PDL will be supported by other members of the knowledge and training team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous experience working as a lawyer in a law firm in the Information Law sector.
  • You will ideally have experience in a client facing role and also hav experience oof using technical/IT resources for the delivery of client legal services and/or training and knowhow.
  • Enthusiasm and an interest in the future of legal services and importantly genuine interest in information and data law;
  • Strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to work effectively at all levels with clients, lawyers and support services..

On Offer:

On offer is a highly competitive top-tier salary and benefits package. The firm also offers excellent training, development and career progression prospects.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: +44 (0) 131 450 7164

Glasgow:   +44 (0) 141 244 0260

Aberdeen: +44 (0) 1224 502 044

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com