Current Opportunities Corporate/Data Protection - Solicitor/Associate
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Corporate/Data Protection - Solicitor/Associate

ByrneWallace LLP is one of Ireland’s largest law firms. We are forward thinking and innovative and move with the times.

Due to continued, consistent growth - the Privacy & Data Protection/GDPR team are seeking to appoint a Solicitor/Associate with a genuine subject matter interest in data protection law and commercial contracts and ideally with several years’ experience in data protection law. The candidate must be self-motivated and used to working as part of a team and corporate environment.

With a contemporary approach to how a professional services firm can operate, ByrneWallace LLP offers a collegiate environment and supportive infrastructure within which to develop your career and opportunities within this specific role to progress based on performance. We act as business advisors to an interesting mix of public and private sector, domestic and international entities, professional firms, financial institutions, start-ups and SMEs in a wide range of sectors including telecoms, technology, construction, energy, transport, life sciences, healthcare, hospitality, financial services and FMCG. This role offers a wide variety of work for a candidate who has strong commercial drafting and research and analytical skills.

If this sounds of interest to you, this is a great chance to get involved and further develop our practice.

The successful applicant will advise on the following:

  • Privacy, data protection, GDPR and commercial contracts
  • Data sharing and data processing agreements
  • Data protection policies and procedures
  • Data protection in commercial contracts and transactions
  • Online terms and conditions, e-privacy and direct marketing
  • Data protection by design and default
  • Gap analysis/risk assessment/data protection impact assessments
  • Monitoring and responding to developments in data protection and information security
  • Providing support to other business units as required on data protection issues
  • Providing ongoing training and support to clients
  • Investigating data breaches and managing enquiries by the Data Protection Commissioner and carrying out remedial work in the aftermath of data breaches.

Key skills:

  • A minimum of 3 experience with a background in corporate, commercial contracts and/or data protection/GDPR experience (or a strong desire to practice within this area).
  • Excellent technical and drafting skills, an ability to communicate with clients in “plain English” and to tailor advices to fit specific client requirements
  • Strong legal research and analytical skills.
  • Strong commercial awareness/business acumen.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team is critical, this team is cross departmental (with data protection experts in each Department in the Firm) but manage the service offering seamlessly.
  • A high level of motivation and the ability to work on one’s own initiative and a willingness to spend a considerable level of time reading into and keeping informed of developments in this practice area.

If you are interested in being considered for the above position, please submit your CV in confidence by email to For further information on ByrneWallace LLP, please see our website

Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applications.

Please click here to view our ByrneWallace LLP Recruitment Data Protection Policy in relation to how we will be processing your information.

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