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6 months ago
Bygott Biggs
Salary: £50-60,000
Location: London, West Midlands, South East, Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3
Contact: Kelly Barker
Sector: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Information Technology
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Our client is a fantastic, market leading firm with a strong presence in London and internationally, as well as a superb offering in Bristol, where the teams work very closely with their London counterparts on the same work, for the same clients.


The Information, Communications and Technology group enjoys a leading reputation in the market. It works for clients representing some of the most well-known brands in the firm’s key sectors on the full range of technology, telecoms and sourcing transactions. It also provides related advisory services (such as data protection) which has a strong track record of maintaining and growing its own client base.


Examples of work type include:


Outsourcing – IT, business process, HR, FM, F&A, communications, call centre and telecoms network.

IT procurement – hardware, software licensing and development, data centre services and cloud computing.

Telecoms – network build and operate arrangements, satellite, submarine cable and wireless systems.

E-commerce – linking and affiliate deals and acquisition of content.

Market data and electronic exchanges.


Advisory work includes:


Data protection/privacy – advising on data security incidents, transfers of data outside the country of origin, recording/monitoring of communications, subject access requests, PCI DSS compliance and freedom of information.

Telecoms and broadcasting regulation – advising on ownership controls, licence grant and conditions, market liberalisation, regulatory complaints and disputes and consumer protection issues.

E-commerce – advising on e-commerce rules, distance selling regulations, electronic marketing and advertising, e-money competitions and gaming and defences to liability for ISPs.

Media – advising on regulatory aspects of broadcasting and satellite services.


About you and about this role:

There are two new roles within this team, one at the Associate (NQ-4PQE) level and one at Supervising Associate (4-6PQE).


You will be based in Bristol and enjoy working as part of a Bristol and London team. You will work with and learn from Partners who are leaders in their field and Associates across other offices, as part of a collegiate and supportive international group.


You will have the opportunity to work on high-value and often high profile matters within a firm which has an excellent reputation for the quality of ICT work that it undertakes. This is a team that has several times received the accolade of and been nominated for “TMT Team of the Year”.


You will have had some experience in handling general commercial contracts and some of the ICT transactional work described above during your training contract and/or since qualifying at a firm with a credible commercial/ICT practice. Experience in the advisory work described above would be welcome as well.


You will have excellent academics and a strong client focus with the ability to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team as well as a flexible approach to your work and a willingness to work additional hours as required and travel to London and internationally.


These are great roles with a superb team – you will play a key part in this team and the office generally. Why be a small cog in a big wheel earning the lower end of market rate when you can earn an above market salary and be part of a real powerhouse not just in Bristol but in London and internationally.

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