Media & Information Associate Solicitor – 1658

Salary £70,000 - £85,000
Job Type Permanent
Location Strand, London

My client is recruiting for an experienced Media & Information Associate Solicitor with 2+ years PQE to join their highly regarded and well established team in their Strand, London office.

The group, headed by one of their Senior partners, has a well-earned reputation and is a widely acclaimed leader in the field of Reputation Protection. The work, which encompasses a wide range of information law, from defamation and privacy actions through to Data Protection and Freedom of Information litigation.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years PQE. They will have strong academics, having received high quality training and experience to date ideally gained within a specialist media litigation practice, but candidates from strong litigation practices who can demonstrate a genuine interest in privacy and media law will also be considered. The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to be pro-active and flexible and adapt their skills to work on a very broad range of matters. Strong drafting skills and negotiating experience are essential together with a pragmatic and commercial manner.

Specifically, the successful candidate must be able to:

Demonstrate a good level of knowledge of the substantive law of libel, privacy and data protection (whether or not this has been the candidate's main practice area previously)
Have an understanding of the working of social media in its many and varied forms.
Take responsibility for tasks when appropriate but be able to follow direction competently and efficiently
Have the ability to think and act independently and to be pro-active when required but know when to ask for help and take instructions
Be willing to adapt to a wide variety of tasks, depending on the nature of the matter or size of the team, and be willing to get involved with all aspects of a matter (from early pre action stage up to trial) whether taking instruction from senior lawyers or managing trainees, and support staff
Have the ability to work independently and under pressure
To participate in the out of hours rota for urgent media work
Be confident and sociable as well as discreet
Take an active role and interest in marketing and business development within the firm
To be able to clearly communicate both to other members of MIG and to the firm and clients.

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

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