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Employment Solicitor

Employer
SHEER JOBS LIMITED
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our Client is currently recruiting for an Employment Solicitor to be part of a specialist law team, who will work closely with colleagues to ensure the delivery of a high-performing, client-facing legal service which proactively embraces change. You will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners.The Employment Solicitor will be involved in potentially high profile and ground-breaking employment matters and will advise clients on all aspects of employment law issues in demanding circumstances which will at times have far-reaching consequences.Employment Solicitor will join a team that prides itself on the provision of high-quality advice, information, analysis and interpretation service to clients that underpins effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meets statutory requirements. The Employment Solicitor position where the ability to combine employment law with governance knowledge is a pivotal skill greatly valued by the client.

The Role

The Employment Solicitor will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within your team, where you will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners. This position will be fast-paced and it is therefore imperative you are confident in handling a full caseload consisting of both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including, but not limited to, the following matters:
  • Discrimination claims
  • Unfair dismissal
  • TUPE
  • Restructures and redundancies
  • Trade union provisions
  • Pensions experience desirable although not essential.

Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister or legal executive with full valid practising certificate and 2 + years post qualification experience. We would expect a lawyer with the given PQE to have gained the level of experience required but this does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE;
  • Ability to establish credibility with Directors, senior management and other key stakeholders;
  • Knowledge and understanding of providing legal advice in a public sector setting; although previous experience working in the public sector is not essential.
  • Ability to handle a full range of employment law matters including attending the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal;
  • Knowledge and understanding of local government provisions are preferable although not essential.
  • The ability to provide clear advice on complex matters
  • The ability to provide advice and guidance to junior colleagues as required
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