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3 months ago
Thrings LLP
Salary: Attractive salary and benefits
Location: South West, Bristol, Wiltshire, Swindon
Job type: Temporary
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4
Contact: Alice Corke
Sector: Employment
Category: Solicitor Jobs
PQE: 2-4 - willing to flex
Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Employment and Immigration
Location: Swindon/Bristol
The firm

As one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms with offices in London, Bristol, Southampton, Swindon and Bath, Thrings’ strategic growth over the past five years has provided a platform to build on the commercial focus of the firm and to offer the complete service for businesses and their owners. Thrings offers specialist advice in sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, Agriculture, Energy and Waste, Innovation and Technology, and Financial Services from partner-led teams whose expertise matches that found in much larger City firms.

Purpose of the role

This role is a 12 mths FTC role - an important and challenging role for an enthusiastic and personable individual who wants to be part of the ongoing development of the Employment team, within the Company Commercial Department at Thrings.

Our preference and business need is for this role to be based at our Swindon head office, however we could accommodate 2 to 3 days in Swindon and the rest based at our Bristol office.


  • Advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including day to day advice on employee relations issues, contract and document drafting, policy and procedures, corporate support and due diligence, TUPE consultation and related issues

  • Dealing with the full range of tribunal claims and tribunal advocacy
  • Other contentious work might include high court claims for injunctive relief relating to breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants

  • Advising clients on risk management to include training workshops

  • Offering an all round service through our leading edge website and insurance-based product Thrings@work

  • Managing WIP, Billings, aged debts and meeting financial and work done/chargeable hours targets
  • Targeting potential clients
Skills and experience
  • Law degree or equivalent; strong academic record
  • employment lawyer with 2-4 years post qualification experience who is able to hit the ground running;

  • confidence and ability in client management, on the phone, by email and face to face;

  • able to market to a wide variety of clients; large corporates, SMEs, agricultural businesses, educational institutions and individuals;

  • working with other teams and members of the firm to obtain and provide cross-referrals;

  • a sound commercial approach to problem solving;

  • a flair for legal presentations to clients and contacts.

  • Good IT skills

Benefits on offer at Thrings:

There are many benefits to working at Thrings: Our culture and best practice in all our working relationships provide the key elements that contribute to Thrings being a great place to work

In addition, you will receive a competitive salary, core benefits including life assurance, private medical cover and health cash plans, 25 days holiday and a flexible benefits package.

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