Associate, Data (NQ to 2 PQE)

JOB TITLE: Associate – NQ to 2PQE

GROUP: Data

TERM: Permanent

HOURS: Full-time, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch. A flexible approach to working hours is a must, overtime may be required at busy times.

We currently operate a hybrid working policy with at least 3 days office working per week. Our hybrid working policy is discretionary and may be subject to change.

ABOUT SHERIDANS

Sheridans is a leading London law firm whose lawyers combine the in-depth legal knowledge and breadth of expertise and experience required to give unparalleled advice to their clients.

Since 1956, Sheridans has represented individuals and organisations across a wide variety of sectors, providing quality advice which is commercially focussed and personally delivered. Specialist lawyers in leisure, media and entertainment work closely alongside the firm’s corporate finance, employment, real estate and dispute resolution groups to provide a truly bespoke service to its clients.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Data team at Sheridans consists of 3 partners and 6 associates, supported by 3 personal assistants.

The team has specific expertise in relation to the collection and use of data in online advertising and adtech, fraud prevention data, fan data, sports betting data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. More broadly, the team helps clients manage privacy, reduce development costs and maximise the potential of data, with a particular focus on cloud computing, CRM, cross-border compliance, data analytics, user profiling, advertising and integrated digital marketing campaigns.

The team also provides commercial contract advice in the technology sector.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking a junior Associate, either newly qualifying or with experience up to 2-years post qualification to join Sheridans. The successful individual will have interest and experience in a broad range of data protection and commercial matters, including compliance with the UK GDPR.

This role is a perfect opportunity for an individual looking to develop and grow within an established and specialised team.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Drafting of agreements and legal documents
  • Assessing clients’ data uses and respective impact on and respective impact on privacy
  • Advising clients
  • Negotiating with counterparts
  • Marketing and business development

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the Firm and the overall business needs.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience or be motivated to develop those skills and experience:

Skills & experience

  • Experience of:

i) software licensing, including software as a service and on premises contracts

ii) distribution, reselling and agency agreements

iii) software development, maintenance and support agreements

iv) end user licences and consumer terms

v) open source licensing

  • Experience of working on GDPR and privacy projects, including notices, processing and transfer agreements, impact assessments, internal policies and cybersecurity
  • Experience of working in the areas AI and adtech
  • Experience of working in the areas of regulation relating to consumer contracts, eprivacy and advertising
  • Commercial awareness and negotiating skills
  • Interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team or with other people and organisations
  • A professional approach to work, integrity and a respect for confidentiality
  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of liaising with senior internal stakeholders and clients
  • Enthusiasm and resilience, with an excellent client service ethic
  • Ability to liaise with, persuade and influence colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Ability to remain organised, prioritise and multi-task particularly when managing a large workload under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work confidentially, remaining discreet at all times
  • Flexibility towards working out of regular hours at busy times

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a well-regarded university
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, either newly qualifying or with up to 2 years of post-qualification experience

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Our aim is for all staff to feel welcomed at Sheridans and ultimately be their true self at work. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates, and staff as an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting practices based solely upon merit.

AGENCY NOTICE

From time to time, we partner with recruitment agencies to assist us with our resourcing needs. Please note that we are not currently seeking agency support for this vacancy and any unsolicited submissions will not be considered.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to one of our current vacancies, please email us using recruitment@sheridans.co.uk and include the following to allow us to consider your application:

  • An up-to-date copy of your CV
  • A covering letter
  • Any details in relation to nationality and visa requirements, if relevant
  • Your salary expectations
  • Your notice period and availability to commence a role with Sheridans

Apply now


Other information

Our aim is for all staff to feel welcomed at Sheridans and ultimately be their true self at work. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates, and staff as an equal opportunities’ employer. It is our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting practices based solely upon merit.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to notify us.