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PQE:
NQ - 4

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time

Department:

Employment

Location:
Norwich

The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Awarded 'Firm of the Year (Outside London)' at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020, our vibrant, energetic Employment team of lawyers boasts some of the best lawyers in the region specialising in all aspects of employment law facing a company's board or the HR professional - from everyday operational challenges through to advising on strategic issues. The team currently comprises over 20 specialist qualified employment law solicitors, including five partners (one of whom is an experienced part-time Employment Judge), making us one of the largest employment teams in the East of England.

Purpose of job

The role will be wide ranging to include, but not limited to:

* Transactional corporate support work

* Wrongful and unfair dismissal

* Redundancy and restructuring

* Transfer of Undertakings

* Restrictive covenants

* Boardroom disputes and severance claims

* Employment litigation in the high court, county court and employment tribunal

* Discrimination (including sex, race, disability and age) and equal pay

* General employment issues ranging from maternity rights to general contractual issues

* Service agreements, contracts of employment and staff handbooks

* Employment policies ranging from performance, sickness and misconduct procedures to maternity and parental leave schemes

* Client training

* Delivering seminars/presentations

The candidate

The ideal candidate will have an interest in employee relations, and a solid understanding of a range of key employment law areas, including disciplinary and grievance matters, discrimination and whistleblowing. Depending on PQE, they will bring to the role the experience and knowledge of having prepared and advised on employment tribunal cases.

Candidates should be highly analytical, have very strong drafting skills, and should be able to work in a time sensitive environment. They should have the people and communication skills to enable them to conduct effective interviews with individuals at all levels of seniority, often dealing with complex and emotive issues. A high level of planning, organisation, and time management skills will be essential, along with a strong eye for detail.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.
PQE:
NQ - 4

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time

Department:

Employment

Location:
Norwich

The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Awarded 'Firm of the Year (Outside London)' at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020, our vibrant, energetic Employment team of lawyers boasts some of the best lawyers in the region specialising in all aspects of employment law facing a company's board or the HR professional - from everyday operational challenges through to advising on strategic issues. The team currently comprises over 20 specialist qualified employment law solicitors, including five partners (one of whom is an experienced part-time Employment Judge), making us one of the largest employment teams in the East of England.

Purpose of job

The role will be wide ranging to include, but not limited to:

* Transactional corporate support work

* Wrongful and unfair dismissal

* Redundancy and restructuring

* Transfer of Undertakings

* Restrictive covenants

* Boardroom disputes and severance claims

* Employment litigation in the high court, county court and employment tribunal

* Discrimination (including sex, race, disability and age) and equal pay

* General employment issues ranging from maternity rights to general contractual issues

* Service agreements, contracts of employment and staff handbooks

* Employment policies ranging from performance, sickness and misconduct procedures to maternity and parental leave schemes

* Client training

* Delivering seminars/presentations

The candidate

The ideal candidate will have an interest in employee relations, and a solid understanding of a range of key employment law areas, including disciplinary and grievance matters, discrimination and whistleblowing. Depending on PQE, they will bring to the role the experience and knowledge of having prepared and advised on employment tribunal cases.

Candidates should be highly analytical, have very strong drafting skills, and should be able to work in a time sensitive environment. They should have the people and communication skills to enable them to conduct effective interviews with individuals at all levels of seniority, often dealing with complex and emotive issues. A high level of planning, organisation, and time management skills will be essential, along with a strong eye for detail.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.
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