Employment Lawyer

Location
England, Berkshire, Reading
Salary
£Market
Posted
18 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
68415
Contact
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Practice area
Employment
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

THE FIRM

A leading commercial law firm with offices in the Thames Valley and London.

The employment law team has an excellent reputation, having enjoyed consistently high ratings in the legal directories for several years. The team is top rated in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.

An opportunity has arisen for an additional solicitor to support and add to the expertise in the Thames Valley office.

THE ROLE

You will join the existing Thames Valley based employment team and have day to day conduct of a varied workload of contentious and non-contentious matters for both Claimants and Respondents.

Your key responsibilities will include giving advice (by telephone, in person and/or in writing), drafting documentation (including claim and response forms, witness statements and legal submissions) and conducting negotiations on behalf of the client, advocating in tribunal, advising on or working as part of a team regarding restructuring and/or other client projects to include project management.

You will have the opportunity and be encouraged to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal, where appropriate.

You will support the more senior solicitors and have exposure to more complex and high value tribunal claims.

You may also be called upon to work in a team on project work, such as reorganisations, or to provide corporate support on transactional matters.

You will support the firm's online HR resource and participate in and contribute to the team's know how initiatives.

You will support the business development initiatives of the firm and the team, which may include supporting internal events, supporting and/or attending external events and attending appropriate networking events out of office working hours.

ABOUT YOU

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong technical capability and have 2pqe+ and good academics.

Experience should include running tribunal cases, advocacy, TUPE.

An interest in business development is essential.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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