Legal Counsel - Data Privacy | Barclay Simpson
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Legal Counsel – Data Privacy

  • London/Milton Keynes
  • Up to £90,000

My client,  a national not-for-profit organisation, are in need for a data protection lawyer. They are looking for someone to lead and provide legal/contractual advice on data protection legislation to ensure compliance and risk mitigation. In addition,  for this individual to resolve data protection matters in a contractual/transactional context for customers, supplier, and technology to ensure compliance with data privacy law .

Key Responsibilities :

  • Review and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Work with colleagues in delivering projects providing data/GDPR lead advice and obtaining consents needed to implement processes in partnerships with the technology, legal, GPO procurement and cyber security functions
  • Providing high quality, pragmatic legal advice for corporate and commercial matters relating to GDPR, international data transfers
  • Building proven relationships with a number of key business partners within the company
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risks and raising key risks to the head of legal


About you: 

  • A qualified solicitor with hands on experience advising on data protection. Significant post qualification experience
  • A strong knowledge of EU data privacy and data protection regulations
  • Possesses an eye for detail as well as a commercial, pragmatic attitude
  • Quick to adjust work priorities to meet the changing demands of both the market and internal partners
  • A collaborator and a dedicated teammate
  • The ability to manage complex stakeholders and partnering relationships


Feel free to reach out to find out more.


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