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About your new role

Come and join CyXcel, the amazing cyber group at Weightmans LLP! Our mission is to deliver cyber excellence for all our clients.

CyXcel is led from London but undertakes a broad range of substantial, challenging work around the world for private, public and third sector organisations, insurers and their policyholders, as well as government departments and the emergency services.

Our market-leading services combine expertise across Digital, Data, Privacy, Media & Tech, and not just in law but also incident response strategy and management, risk engineering, security controls, digital forensics, and threat intelligence.

We are expanding and therefore recruiting for a new Partner to join the group who can deliver our cyber legal services for current and prospective clients whilst strengthening our already solid presence within the market.

The successful candidate will also need to integrate and become a key member of our high-performing incident response team.

Main duties and responsibilities (a combination of all or some of the following)

  • Delivery of work across our four client-facing service pathways – Control, Rescue, Resolve and CoverGuard.
  • Strategic management and workstream coordination on major incidents
  • Leadership of individual workstreams within major incidents
  • Preparation of written advice, reports, and correspondence
  • Development and management of own caseload
  • Supervision, oversight, and development of more junior case handlers
  • Delegation of work to more junior case handlers to achieve utilisation targets
  • Advice on data commercialisation, data protection, regulatory compliance (GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and NIS regimes) and privacy issues
  • Supporting clients in implementing their own cyber security strategies and incident response planning
  • Acting as monitoring and coverage counsel for key insurer clients
  • Development and growth our cyber-focused products and services
  • Management of matters in accordance with client SLAs
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values and procedures
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable time targets
  • Satisfaction of all governance, compliance, and procedural requirements
  • Compliant with all MI (Management Information) procedures/data capture requirements

About You

You will be a qualified solicitor >8years PQE. As the role is varied and involves dealing with crises and major incidents, you will need to be flexible and should expect to have an unpredictable working pattern from time to time. You will also need to be adaptable to different tasks. We also require you to be:

  • Experienced in handling complex cyber security and data protection matters
  • Committed to the demands of working in crisis situations when required
  • Familiar with the UK (United Kingdom) cyber insurance market, including knowledge of its reporting arrangements, reserving philosophies, policy coverage and interpretation, and stakeholder relationships (preferred but not essential)
  • Commercially astute and entrepreneurial
  • Socially intelligent
  • Currently working, or to have recently worked, at a recognised cyber practice
  • Articulate, commercially aware, and attentive to detail
  • Able to produce quality work to a high standard whilst under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A strong team player
  • Proven at winning work, as well as building and sustaining strong client relationships
  • Good at networking and able to generate new leads and business (preferred but not essential)

Why work for us

Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 9th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2022 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
  • We are open to part time/job share applicants.


Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)

Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies.  If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.


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