Commercial Litigation and Employment Solicitor

England, Hertfordshire, Hertford
£45000 - £55000 per annum
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Christine Brannigan
Full time
Contract type

About the Firm

Commercial Litigation and Employment Solicitor is required to join this long-established and progressive Firm. Legal 500 complimented with the team being consistently ranked in Chambers UK for several years their aim is to provide a 1st class service to their longstanding Clients.

About the role

The Firm are now seeking a dispute resolution specialist role spanning all contentious aspects of commercial litigation, employment law, and some civil litigation (the Firm does not do personal injury work or Legal Aid). Some non-contentious employment work will also be involved.

Typical work will involve unfair dismissal, breach of contract, sale of goods, contentious probate and shareholder disputes. You will have an immediate caseload of a diverse range of mainly county court and employment tribunal work. You will take primary responsibility for those. You will also assist with more complex matters under supervision. The role also requires you handling the firm's internal debt collection matters.

It is expected that the split between commercial litigation and employment will be roughly equal although at times there may be more work of one kind than the other.

About You

You will have previous experience of a broad range of commercial litigation work (some experience of construction and insolvency work an advantage) and general employment work.

  • 4-7 years PQE

  • Commercially minded

  • Confident, professional and friendly with the ability to build good working relationships internally and externally

  • Good or better advocacy skills and a willingness to improve these if needed

  • Able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of client needs