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Longmores Solicitors
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Longmores Solicitors

Employment Senior Solicitor

Outline Job and Person Specification
Longmores Solicitors LLP
Longmores Solicitors LLP is a long established but progressive 11 partner firm based in
Hertford and Harlow. Our fee earners are all specialists and we act for a wide range of
commercial, private and public sector clients. We are ranked in Chambers and are
accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS
accreditation. Our employment practice area has a strong reputation both locally and
further afield. Our aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be
part of our growth and who share our core values.

Job Purpose
The purpose of the role is to take on an existing caseload as well as develop relationships
with new clients and to be actively involved in business development. The successful
candidate will work alongside the employment partner, 2 solicitors and support staff. The
appointment will be 10+ years PQE level with experience in both contentious and non-
contentious work.

The aim is for the successful applicant to join Longmores as soon as possible,

The role is a employment specialist role spanning all aspects of employment law. The
successful applicant will report to the Head of the Employment Practice Area.

Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to the caseload the successful candidate will be expected to be actively
involved in all aspects of business development including presenting of seminars, writing
articles and blogs and networking within the local business community and with key

Longmores Solicitors Person Specification Education/Qualifications A qualified and practising Solicitor with at least 10+ years PQE in employment

Strong academic record

Full time position Knowledge and Experience A sound knowledge and practical experience of employment work is essential. We are
looking for someone who is already an employment specialist.

Experience of and a real interest in business development is essential

Working knowledge of civil litigation is desirable but not essential

Supervision of junior staff is desirable but not essential Abilities & Skills Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with
clients and colleagues alike

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail The ability to produce statements of case, witness statements and court notices with the
need to rely on counsel only in complex matters

Appear in less complex Employment Tribunals without assistance of counsel

Present seminars and workshops on topics within your area of practice to existing and
prospective clients

Ability to meet and exceed time recording and financial targets

Participate in the firm’s internal meetings as appropriate

Commercially minded

Strong organisational skills Strong verbal communicator Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients’ needs Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm’s profile and to recognise new
business opportunities

Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring
that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care Good advocacy skills

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel Personal Attributes A team player who is looking for a long term future with a progressive, well regarded firm

Driving licence and access to own car

Willing to work long hours when necessary

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