Litigation Lawyer - Reputation and Information Lawyer - London

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • London, UK
  • Sep 28, 2018
Full time Commercial Litigation Data Protection Defamation Media Risk Management

Job Description

Vacancy Description
Litigation Lawyer - Reputation and Information Lawyer - London

Level of role   
                  Associate or Managing Associate
Division                               Litigation
Location                              London  

The Firm

We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients.

The Group

Addleshaw Goddard's 27 Partner, 80 Associate strong Litigation Division is a key pillar of the firm. With litigation lawyers across offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, we are recognised by independent commentators as one of the leading litigation practices in the UK with a strong reputation for our commercial approach to resolving business disputes. Our Reputation & Information Protection team has for many years been recognised in the directories and the market as leaders in the field.

Our Requirements

The role is primarily as a member of the Reputation & Information Protection team, but will include commercial litigation work as well.  In addition to commercial litigation experience, the candidate will have significant expertise in and experience of reputation and information law (i.e. defamation, privacy, confidentiality, harassment and contentious data protection) and of the practicalities of crisis management, responding to media enquiries, and handling other threats to reputation and/or privacy, whether from competitors, employees, activists or online content. 

Candidates can therefore expect to be advising businesses and individuals on reputation and privacy issues, as well as data loss response, ICO investigations, responding to data subject access and FOI/EIR requests,and loss or theft of confidential information.

Much of our work, and business development, has an international dimension and will involve working with our overseas offices and/or our preferred foreign law firms.  You will also often be working with our clients' in-house comms teams and their external PR agencies.

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Our ideal candidate will need the following skills: 
  • Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree  
  • A minimum of three years' PQE in a comparable practice 
  • A solid depth of understanding and expertise in reputation and information law  
  • The ability to lead and support specialist and/or complex matters, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed 
  • Ability to delegate to and supervise others
  • Willing to support business development activity, creating and maintaining strong client relationships.