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4 months ago
Elevate Legal
Location: London, City
Job type: Contract/Locum
Job sector: In House
Experience: PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: Elliot Curtis
Sector: Employment
Category: Lawyer Jobs

Elevate's client is looking to hire an Employment Lawyer with at least 5 years + PQE. 

You must be able to demonstrate a strong track record in providing advice and strategic input to the handling of employee relations within an International environment. An excellent opportunity to earn a good contract rate and the opportunity to work in-house providing first class legal advice for this multinational.

Skills for success:

  • Good  commercial acumen  and can therefore give practical rather than purely legalistic advice, whilst still taking the law into account.
  • Can hit the ground running, handle their own case load and therefore does not need to be micro managed.
  • Confidence dealing with senior clients and able tell them advice they may not want to hear.
  •  A hard worker who is a team player but is also happy to work alone.

Specifically you will:

  • The role is a global employment law role and therefore the individual would be advising on English law matters and also instructing external lawyers to advise on matters abroad in many different jurisdictions all over the world. However, foreign employment law knowledge is not required. 
  • To manage and advise on material employment risks in various key jurisdictions.
  • Drafting and reviewing key employment documentation such as contracts and policies.
  • Reviewing and monitoring employment law developments in areas of coverage including regulatory risk and new parental policies.
  • Advising on staffing aspects of mergers related issues, disposal related issues, senior employee hires and exits.
  • Manage the cost and quality of external counsel to make sure they are in line with the internal controls.
  • Coordinating with other relevant groups throughout the firm, including Legal, Tax and Compliance, ensuring that high standards are incorporated into the handling of all personnel matters.

Skills & Experience:

  • The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer with a minimum of five years’ experience in employment law advisory and litigation, gained either in private practice or a large multinational organisation.
  • A full range of English employment law experience including unfair dismissal, handling redundancies, TUPE outsourcing and M&A TUPE and ideally having worked in house before and had experience of instructing external private practice lawyers. 

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

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