Cyber & Tech Litigation Lawyer

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle or Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Aug 2022
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Job Details

From courtrooms to conference tables (and video calls - of course!) our Commercial Disputes team tackle our clients' most significant and complex cases, including those that threaten their very existence. Our clients rely on us because our lawyers' experience makes them formidable at every stage of a dispute and through every level of the courts.

We're looking for an experienced and innovative Cyber and Tech Litigation Lawyer to join our team. You'll be part of a team advising blue chip and FTSE organisation clients on technology disputes as well as cyber security, privacy and data protection issues. The successful candidate will have a real interest in technology and the ever increasing use and commercialisation of data.  They will demonstrate excellent understanding of recent and upcoming regulatory changes within data protection and will bring passion, innovation and commitment to the role.

What is the role?

Our particular expertise lies in providing clear, practical solutions to high value and complex disputes. We have developed dispute resolution specialisms including dispute avoidance, litigation, international arbitration, mediation and out of court settlements. 

You'll experience a wide range of work across all our sectors including financial services, technology, retail, public services, private wealth, energy, transport and healthcare. With evolving privacy and cyber laws and regulation, we are creating new opportunities to support our clients even further and now is an exciting time to join the team!

Working with the wider commercial disputes team across the country there will be plenty of opportunity for client contact and you'll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with these contacts.

Business development is important for all of our lawyers, and you will be able to contribute to the growth of the team by assisting with the organisation of client events, writing articles for our website and other marketing activities.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

We're keen to see applications from commercial disputes lawyers who can demonstrate strong experience of specialising within cyber litigation.  You'll be excited at the prospect of working in a busy and supportive environment and will demonstrate a proven track record of working within contractual technology disputes, cyber and data privacy litigation - ideally for a large regional or city law firm. Experience in GDPR, e privacy directives, cybersecurity and data privacy ( EU and UK) would be ideal.

Whatever your experience level, or background, you'll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, innovation and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team's client base. You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team's profile and network.

We can be flexible about location and home-working, although your 'local' office would need to be either Southampton, Bristol, Leeds or Newcastle. All our offices have a strong commercial offering, a collegiate atmosphere and a commitment to providing a national service for our clients.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities. We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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