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Legal Counsel - Data Protection/Commercial

Kent
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Legal Counsel - Data Protection/Commercial

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Location: Bessel\'s Green (Sevenoaks area)

The Company:

My client is an innovative and entrepreneurial group of companies specialising in Motor Insurance Services. This is an excellent opportunity for a career with an Investors in People Gold Champion organisation who have been voted in the Times Top Big 30 Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

Responsibilities:

Data Protection

• Advising on GDPR implementation, including researching and advising on changes required to existing systems, internal and external policies and contracts.
• Proactively monitoring changes in data protection legislation and guidance and working with key internal stakeholders (including IT Security) to establish and embed data protection best-practice across the Group.
• Reviewing, updating and improving privacy notices, cookie statements, marketing and PR strategies and big data policies in a financial services and non-financial services context.
• Providing clear written and verbal advice, guidance and training on data protection issues as required.
• Acting as escalation point for difficult and unusual subject access requests and/or data protection complaints.
• Responding to data protection breaches and/or regulatory enquiries (including regulatory reporting).
• Working with the Group Company Secretary to ensure all appropriate data protection registrations and all relevant insurance coverage is maintained.

Commercial

• Reviewing, drafting and advising on general commercial agreements including non-disclosure, distribution and procurement (including IT), framework, outsourcing and other agreements relating to the sale and/or purchase of goods and services.
• Reviewing, updating and improving policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (including the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority).
• Conducting legal research as required.
• Proactively keeping up to date with changes in legislation that may impact the Group.
• Assisting with and advising on all other legal matters relating to Group companies.
• Providing support on projects and legal issues as and when required.
• Dealing with contentious matters as and when required, including drafting letters before action, settlement agreements and attending court or tribunal hearings.

Essential Skills:

• Substantial experience of advising on data protection matters.
• Excellent legal research skills and familiarity with using legal research tools.
• Ability to draft agreements from scratch without heavy reliance on precedents.
• Ability to participate in meetings and negotiations in the course of which contracts and agreements are developed with customers/suppliers.
• Ability to deliver legal advice to non-lawyers in a common-sense manner.

Job Reference : AS6730

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