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Employment Lawyer

Employer
REED
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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About the role

The purpose of this role is to help manage a caseload of employment and pension litigation matters. This will include the assistance in the provision of high-quality legal advice and services in a range of disciplines and subject areas;

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage a personal caseload of employment and general litigation related matters as follows:
  • Employment law and pensions
  • Debt recovery;
  • Personal Injury
  • Damage to property
  • Health and safety law;
  • Data protection and freedom of information law;
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Such other areas of law as may be relevant to the LFC.
  • Advise, as required on employment and pension related matters, general litigation, information law, and on governance matters.
  • Assist other fee-earners, as required, by providing high level legal research, assistance and support on employment and general litigation related advice work.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Solicitor or barrister qualified to practise in England and Wales.
  • Recent experience of working in the areas of employment, pensions and civil litigation law and practice, ideally within local government.
  • Excellent organisational skills in order to deliver in a timely manner clear and accurate material on legal matters amid competing demands within a busy working environment.
  • Effective skills managing and prioritising personal workloads, working within set deadlines, with supervision.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment, pensions and civil litigation law
  • Up to date knowledge of employment and civil litigation procedure
  • An understanding of governance and decision making within a local authority type organisation. An awareness of the need to be alert to political sensitivities.
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