Vacancy: Lawyer – Executive – Employment Rights
Salary: £37,650 to £44,735
Closing date for applicants: 17 January 2018
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term Contact to cover maternity leave
For your application to be considered it is a mandatory requirement that we receive all completed documents within the application pack, as well as an up to date CV.
Are you an expert Employment Rights Lawyer?
Hungry to work on high profile cases?
Then look no further as Thompsons Solicitors has just the opportunity for you.
We are the most experienced trade union, employment rights and claimant personal injury law firm in the UK. Established since 1921 we have been able to build a diverse team of professionals who take immense pride in providing high quality legal services to the victims of injury and are passionate about protecting the rights of working people. Want to join us?
We are currently looking for a talented Lawyer to join us in our Leeds office to run a caseload of employment rights cases. You will be a team player with the ability develop and maintain excellent client relationships and will be keen to engage in marketing and business development opportunities.
This is an excellent opportunity for an Employment Rights Executive who will be responsible for managing a mixed case load of employment cases and/or representation matters including unfair dismissal and compromise agreements, also there will be a proportion of complicated matters (e.g. discrimination/TUPE) whilst working under supervision. The role will involve conducting and managing case load, including taking appropriate daily decisions involving considerable exercise of judgment, subject to supervision.
In return, you will have the opportunity to advance your career by working on a diverse portfolio of cases, which will include highly-prestigious and interesting employment rights cases. You will also receive invaluable training from leading lawyers in the Employment Rights field, offering unrivalled professional growth and development. You will find a collaborative and friendly working environment and an excellent work/life balance.
You will have at least 2 years conducting and managing employment rights cases
Good knowledge of Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, rules on evidence, litigation process and funding
Ability to assess and advise on the prospects of success and value of Employment Tribunal claims
Someone who is self-sufficient and thrives in a busy working environment
Excellent communication and client care skills, demonstrating an ability to empathise with vulnerable clients is essential
Empathy with the Labour Trade movement is desirable
What We Offer
Extensive benefits package which includes contributory pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance
29 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Annual travel and parking loans
Cycle to work scheme
Financial assistance for professional development
For a full job description and application form please visit our website.
Thompsons believes in equality and is an Equal Opportunities employer promoting diversity within the workplace.
No agencies please.