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about 1 month ago
Taylor Wessing LLP
Salary: Market
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Description

THE EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT

The role will involve working as part of a team of 12 associates and 3 trainees with the support of 2 PSLs, under the supervision of 4 partners.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be responsible for managing your own caseload and acting for mainly employers and respondents but also some individuals and claimants. The role may include:

Full range of tribunal litigation covering all aspects of employment law and, as appropriate according to candidate, opportunity for advocacy at preliminary hearings.

Advising Human Resource Managers, In-house Counsel, Managing Directors and other senior personnel on a variety of employee relations issues.

Drafting, reviewing and advising on HR policies, employment contracts and directors' service agreements.

Acting for high net worth individuals to negotiate service agreements, team moves or termination arrangements.

Advising internationally based clients on employment law in the UK and co-ordination of the international projects and advice.

High Court proceedings relating to business protection for employer or employees.

Corporate support – often acting as sole employment specialist (excluding pensions) in corporate transactions.



PERSON SPECIFICATION

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Candidates must be UK qualified solicitors with circa 1 - 3 years' PQE in the UK and experience in the relevant areas (as described above).

The following experience/skills are essential:

Bright with strong technical ability.

Good commercial acumen and potential/proven business development skills and an entrepreneurial attitude

Good listening and written communication skills.

Performing a lead role in negotiations and transaction management.

A high level of client contact and previous responsibility for client files.

Hours: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Salary: Market Rate

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