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Job Title Media & Information Associate
Job Location London
Opening Date 04-Feb-2021
Description

Media & Information Associate

An exciting opportunity to join our renowned Media and Information Group (MIG) has arisen. The group, headed by our Senior partner, Gerrard Tyrrell, 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.
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