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Lee & Thompson is one of the UK’s leading law firms for the media, technology and creative industries

About Us

Since 1983, our lawyers have represented the interests of talented individuals and innovative businesses across the media, technology and creative industries.

Whatever the issue, we are inventive, pragmatic, connected, great to work with and you can be assured that we know your industry as well as you do.

Our Values & Culture

We believe that Lee & Thompson is a truly special and welcoming place to work and at the very heart of the business are our exceptional people.

Current Vacancies

Our lawyers are exemplary: exceptionally knowledgeable and attuned to the realities of our clients’ lives and businesses – an attribute that make them highly valued and trusted advisors.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our teams and we welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and across the legal profession.

Please note that if you are applying for work at Lee & Thompson your personal data will be processed in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice – found here.

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic mid/senior data protection/privacy lawyer to join our growing Commercial Team. You should have 4-7 years of post-qualification experience, primarily in private practice. Experience of working in-house or on secondment would be beneficial. You will be working on all manner of data protection matters, ideally both contentious and non-contentious, for our enviable portfolio of high-profile clients in the media, entertainment and creative industries, including advertisers and brands, agencies, production companies, retail and leisure businesses, start-ups, online publishers, media owners, interactive entertainment businesses, digital platforms, technology companies, artists and talent.

You will be expected to be confident in running your own matters, thrive on being an important part of a dynamic Commercial Team. The role is a great opportunity for someone to establish themselves and grow their own practice, building upon our existing offering. A job specification is available upon request.

Interested in applying?

If you would like to be considered for the role, please email your CV and covering letter to stating “Data Protection Associate (4-7 PQE)” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is  Friday 17th June 2022. No agencies.

Additional Opportunities

Want to know more about applying for a training contract, vacation scheme, our paralegal opportunities or our work experience policy?
Please click below.

Applications for Training Contracts will only be considered from those who have worked at Lee & Thompson as a Paralegal for at least six months.

Training Contracts are not guaranteed for Paralegals; these are offered where the firm considers the Paralegal has proved they merit a Training Contract with the firm. We do not hold applications on file for future vacancies.

Applications for our 2022 Vacation Scheme are now closed.


We launched the week-long summer Vacation Scheme for aspiring media lawyers in 2019 and have since recruited a number of Paralegals from the programme.  Read about our 2021 Vacation Scheme here.

Aside from our Vacation Scheme (details of which are above) we do not currently offer work experience at Lee & Thompson.

Please be reminded that Training Contracts will only be offered to individuals who have worked at Lee & Thompson as a Paralegal for at least six months.

All Paralegal vacancies will be posted on our Jobs Board above when they become available.

Applicants will only be considered for a Paralegal role if they have completed and passed the Legal Practice Course (LPC).