Employment Solicitor

My client is a leading, niche commercial law firm in the North West of England.  Our focus is primarily on the business community in the North West, providing high quality advice in relation to all commercial needs.

In conjunction with the expansion of the rest of the firm, they have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Solicitor of around 0 – 5 years’ PQE to join our growing Employment Department.  Described as “excellent” by the Legal 500, the Department provides the highest level of strategic advice to commercial organisations including owner managed businesses and large household name corporates.  The Department also acts for senior individuals and on complex employment litigation.

The successful candidate will have exceptional technical and communication skills; a pragmatic and solution focused approach to their work and a desire to provide outstanding client service. Experience of providing high quality employment advice at a leading firm is essential.

Main Duties

  • Deliver legal support across a wide range of employment matters including equality and discrimination; disciplinary and grievance issues; reorganisations and redundancies; settlement agreements; restrictive covenants; TUPE and managing Tribunal claims.
  • Draft, negotiate and interpret contracts, agreements and policies and procedures.
  • Give accurate prompt, realistic and relevant advice in response to clients’ inquiries whilst managing their expectations.
  • Gain an understanding of clients’ requirements and how to achieve their needs.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients.
  • Assist in the preparation of seminars and workshops and present at such events.
  • Actively work to convert inquiries into new matters.
  • Support senior fee earners with marketing opportunities, including; writing blogs and press releases, and to be pro-active in networking and business development.
  • Ensure proper file management.
  • Ensure all time recording is accurate.
  • Ensure billing is completed to agreed timescales.
  • Maintain confidentiality in line with the firm’s policies and procedures; including dealing with confidential documents.
  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation, case law and carry out legal research.
  • Promote and comply with legislation and companies policies on equal opportunities and health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
  • Identify and undertake training and development as required in order to meet personal, SRA and business needs.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties, commensurate with the level of the post so as to ensure the efficient running of the firm.

For more information on this role, please call or email [email protected]