Data Protection Lawyer

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Salary: Negotiable

Senior Associate/Director (6+ PQE) – Commercial Contracts - Manchester – Permanent

We are looking to attract a Senior Associate / Director to join DWF, an award-winning global legal business.  

The Senior Associate / Director will join the commercial team in Manchester, although we are flexible on location, supporting the wider team nationally in undertaking commercial contracts work. It is a very exciting time to join us with a clear path of progression for the right person.  

This role represents an outstanding opportunity to access high-quality work with a range of clients operating across a wide-range of industries and sectors, including, manufacturing, technology and financial services. The post-holder will undertake a mixed caseload of non-contentious commercial / IT work in relation to a range of commercial contracts.

We're offering you the opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate team and gain access to top level industry training. DWF have a unique approach to providing legal services and work with market leaders and the best in the industry, all whilst providing a supportive work environment where you will work collaboratively towards a shared vision.

We are keen to hear from candidates who have experience of providing Commercial/IT/IP/Data Protection support in the context of corporate transactions. Sector experience in manufacturing, technology and/or financial services or insurance would be advantageous, however, not essential. You will possess excellent drafting skills and a first-rate technical knowledge.

Life at DWF is fast-paced so you will be an ambitious, self-starter who wants to take on more responsibility and who enjoys developing client relationships. Having a proactive approach and being able to operate in a high performing, busy environment is key to success in this role. We are also keen to hear from candidates who share our values of teamwork and client focus.

If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations … then apply!

Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

DWF is a flexible business which has adopted a hybrid working model where our people enjoy a mix of home and office working. We believe that by operating in a hybrid way, our people enjoy the advantages of both office based collaboration and learning, as well working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we preserve the DWF culture and values. We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible and agile role and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please make us aware any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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