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Information & Media Litigation Associate - London

 

Job Description

A leading international law firm in London is seeking an Information & Media Litigation Associate to join their fast-growing information disputes team, which sits in the firm's IP & Media team.

The Firm

Our client is a leading international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries and helping them succeed by advising on their business throughout their life cycle.

Specialising in technology, media, and communications, life sciences, and private wealth, the firm acts for 32 of the world’s top 50 brands; some of the world’s most exciting start-ups; and some of the world’s wealthiest families. A diverse client base allows the firm to advise on more than just the law.

The Team

This is an opportunity to join their highly regarded, friendly, energetic, and fast-growing information disputes team, which sits in the firm's IP & Media team. They are a small, dynamic team of 4 core lawyers, sitting within a larger group of 35 lawyers, including 7 partners, 21 lawyers, attorneys, trainees, and paralegals.

They also work with colleagues across their commercial data protection and investigations and disputes teams.

The team advises individual and corporate clients on reputation management, contentious data privacy, and cyber issues across a full range of information law areas including defamation, data protection, privacy, confidentiality, cyber security, harassment, blackmail, copyright, malicious falsehood, and regulatory issues.

The Opportunity

An associate will be involved in a wide range of contentious information law matters, including reputation management cases, data litigation, and disputes and cyber breaches acting for both claimants (individuals and companies) and defendants. Day to day activities will include:

  • Taking instructions from clients and assimilating and understanding detailed information quickly, often under pressure, in order to construct and assert persuasive arguments
  • Advising on a full range of information law issues
  • Critically analysing and articulating the best options available to meet a client's objectives
  • Engaging with publishers and broadcasters pre and post-publication and broadcast
  • Drafting legal correspondence, persuasively asserting a client's rights
  • Drafting clear and accurate legal advice for clients
  • Undertaking information law litigation and preparing and drafting court documents, witness statements, undertakings, attending court hearings, liaising with Counsel etc.
  • Undertaking urgent litigation work at short notice, such as making an application for an interim injunction or reporting restriction applications
  • Running with multiple matters at a time
  • Working with other lawyers in the firm across different departments and sectors

The role involves a high level of client contact, and the associate will conduct client meetings independently as well as under supervision. The associate will be expected to develop their own

professional relationships with clients. The associate will also support the team with business development opportunities and activities, as well as legal know how and updating the team on relevant case law/developments

The Candidate

The successful candidate must be a UK qualified solicitor, with 2-4 years PQE and preferably with the following experience:

  • A demonstrable enthusiasm for information and media law.
  • Experience of advising on defamation, malicious falsehood privacy, confidentiality, data protection, harassment and regulatory issues (IPSO and OFCOM) as well as intermediary liability issues.
  • A good level of previous client contact and of taking responsibility for client files.
  • Experience of handling pre and post-publication and litigation matters.
  • Self-motivated coupled with the ability to work effectively with other team members.
  • Very strong academics and technical ability.
  • Accurate drafting skills and letter writing.
  • Well organised and able to manage workload in face of many competing demands on time.
  • A commercial focus, sound judgment, confident communication, and business development skills

Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com

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