The candidate will need a good knowledge and experience of contentious and non-contentious matters, covering all areas of employment law including the termination of employment, grievance/disciplinary issues, discrimination, employment status and employment/consultancy agreements, directors’ services agreements, TUPE transfers, restrictive covenants and claims in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. Corporate support will be required.
The candidate will actively assist in developing the practice by working mainly on their own files, and with others on larger transactions. In accordance with the general practice of the firm, the candidate will have responsibility and client contact, and will enjoy the support and encouragement of other members of the Team at all levels.
To be responsible, under the supervision of the partner, for the day-to-day running of matters and to (1) provide a high level of client service; (2) carry out work expeditiously and to a high professional standard; (3) assist in the supervision of trainee solicitors; (4) comply with the continuing education requirements of the Law Society and, over and above those requirements, to ensure that adequate training is undertaken to keep up to date with changes in the law; (5) ensure that all time spent on any matter is recorded and that recorded time is monitored regularly and billed promptly; (6) consolidate the relationship with clients and actively seek to market the services of the department and the wider firm to clients and potential clients; and (7) attend the firm’s networking events, initiate and undertake other business development activities, as appropriate.