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General Data Protection Regulation - A New Legal Niche for Specialist Roles

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into action in May 2018, and for many organisations it means a complete overhaul of the way they store and manage data. This legal development has created a strong niche in the legal recruitment market for data protection specialists and solicitors. At Rullion, we are working closely with clients to support them through this transition.

 Which Roles are in Demand?

 We are seeing candidates from more general legal backgrounds with a partial specialism in data protection alongside specialists with more specific qualifications in the field. Contract hires to assist in the transition period are being sought alongside permanent roles with a view to long-term management and oversight of data in line with the new rules.

 Contractors can expect remuneration in the area of £300 to £600 per day with permanent salaries varying based on PQE. Opportunities are centered largely in London due to the density of head offices in the capital, however, we are seeing an increased appetite for these roles across the country.

 What Challenges Does the Market Face?

 The spike in demand driven by legislative change means that appropriate candidates are highly sought after, particularly in the London market.

Our consultants are utilising their strong legal market knowledge and extensive connections to leverage the right results for our clients.

 What are the Long-Term Effects of this Change?

 It’s easy to expect this area will reduce, or even fade away all together when these changes become law in May 2018. Although we do expect the current spike in demand will lessen, we believe that these roles will continue to be sought after as businesses balance their continuing data protection needs.

 Are you being impacted by the changes in legislation and looking to bring in specialist support? Speak to Rullion to see how we can find the right match for your business.

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About the Author

Lisa has been recruiting for more than 15 years and is connected to a number of large, well known organisations and maintains relationships with top Legal professionals.