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Solicitor (Employment, Pensions and Immigration)

Clayton Legal
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
9 May 2021

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Practice area
3 years, 4 years, 5 years
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Our client is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK, and they're seeking a 3-5 years PQE Solicitor to join their market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration team. This department advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment, pensions and immigration law, and their clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers.

The successful Employment, Immigration and Pension Solicitor will manage a mixed caseload of employment work, and provide HR employment law advice to clients, and the main responsibilities will involve:

* Managing a mixed caseload of employment work almost exclusively for employers

* Providing HR and employment law advice to a wide range of clients

* Assisting other members of the team with their caseloads as appropriate

* Drafting and preparing letters, e-mails, documents, tribunal responses, bundles, witness statements and reports

* Carrying out legal research

* Drafting articles and legal updates

* Assisting with business development initiatives including training and networking

* Working in accordance with client and internal SLAs, & the firm's values and procedures

* Contributing towards the achievement of defined financial and chargeable hours team targets

* Complying with Data Protection compliance and procedures

If experience allows, conducting advocacy in the Employment Tribunal from preliminary hearings to multi-day final hearings would also be included in the above responsibilities.

To be successful in the role, the ideal Solicitor will have a minimum of 3 years PQE within employment/HR, demonstrable experience acting for a range of employers across a range of sectors, and have advocacy experience or a willingness to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal.


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

Alternatively, you can visit our website or email us at


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