Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy Solicitor

Term: Permanent
Department: Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy
Location: Manchester
The Team

Fieldfisher is an incredibly exciting place to be right now. We are going places, and want to hire top-calibre lawyers to join us on our journey.

Fieldfisher's top-ranked Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy Group has an excellent opportunity based in our growing Manchester office for a Solicitor looking to further develop their career amongst one of the largest teams of lawyers in the field.

We have a friendly office culture and a collaborative and rapidly-growing team who regularly provide class-leading expertise in technology, outsourcing and privacy advice to some of the world's most innovative and dynamic organisations, household name brands and high-growth tech & data companies.


Based in our Manchester office, you will be a member of our international Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy team, providing support to regional, national and international clients.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Drafting and advising on technology contracts (including SaaS, cloud, managed services, reseller, software & systems development, systems integration, software licensing & maintenance for vendors and clients)
  • Drafting and advising on outsourcing contracts (for example IT, BPO, FM)
  • Advice on privacy issues, including data sharing agreements
  • Working closely with colleagues across our international Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy team
  • A high degree of direct client contact on a day-to-day basis
  • Participation in marketing and practice development initiatives
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with proven experience in Commercial contracts and/or Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy
  • Strong academics
  • Sound working knowledge of contract and commercial law
  • Good understanding of IP would be helpful (especially copyright, database rights and software patents)
  • Good understanding of privacy law and regulatory guidance would be helpful
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player willing to contribute to wider team growth, and a desire to build strong internal relationships as well as helping to develop client relationships for the firm

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on real estate technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams and our ecomlex network of specialist tech and privacy law firms across Europe.

Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street retailers, as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network spreads across 25 offices, providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

Fieldfisher was ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 for the third year in a row.  The ranking, based on recommendations from peers, is an endorsement of the firm's client focus and legal expertise.