Employment Solicitor

Recruiter
Legals 4 Lawyers
Location
St Albans
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
21 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Employment Solicitor – Hertfordshire L4L655

Our long-established but progressive client law firm based in Hertford is now seeking an Employment Solicitor for their Employment Dept. Their fee earners are all specialists and act for a wide range of commercial, private and public sector clients. They are ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 and accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS accreditation. Their Employment practice area has a strong reputation both locally and further afield. Their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share the same core values.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to take on an existing caseload as well as develop relationships with new clients and to be actively involved in business development. The successful candidate will work alongside the Employment Partner, 2 solicitors and support staff. The appointment will be 10+ years PQE level with experience in both contentious and non-contentious work.

The role is a employment specialist role spanning all aspects of employment law. The successful applicant will report to the Head of the Employment Practice Area.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the caseload the successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in all aspects of business development including presenting of seminars, writing articles and blogs and networking within the local business community and with key referrers.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications

A qualified and practising Solicitor with at least 10+ years PQE in employment

Strong academic record

Full time position

Knowledge and Experience

A sound knowledge and practical experience of employment work is essential. They are looking for someone who is already an Employment Specialist.

Experience of and a real interest in business development is essential

Working knowledge of civil litigation is desirable but not essential

Supervision of junior staff is desirable but not essential

Abilities & Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with clients and colleagues alike

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail

The ability to produce statements of case, witness statements and court notices with the need to rely on counsel only in complex matters

Appear in less complex Employment Tribunals without assistance of counsel

Present seminars and workshops on topics within your area of practice to existing and prospective clients

Ability to meet and exceed time recording and financial targets

Participate in the firm's internal meetings as appropriate

Commercially minded

Strong organisational skills

Strong verbal communicator

Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients' needs

Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm's profile and to recognise new business opportunities

Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care

Good advocacy skills

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Personal Attributes

A team player who is looking for a long term future with a progressive, well regarded firm

Driving licence and access to own car

Willing to work long hours when necessary

Hours: 9-5.15 Mon – Thurs – 9-5pm Fri : Start Date: ASAP Salary : £Attractive + Insurance, Pension ,

Health/ Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Legals 4 Lawyers will try and respond to all applications within 72 hours. However, we experience high volumes of applications and if you have not heard from us within this period of time, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. Thank you and good luck.