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6 months ago
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3

3 years +


Working hours:
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)

Litigation, Transaction and Advisory


EPI Birmingham


The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment, pensions and immigration law. Our clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers. We believe that the quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide.

The role

To manage a mixed caseload of employment work and provide HR employment law advice to clients.

Main duties and responsibilities


Manage a mixed caseload of employment work


Provide HR employment law advice to a wide range of clients


Assist other members of the team with their caseloads as appropriate


Draft and prepare letters, e-mails, documents, tribunal responses, bundles, witness statements and reports


Conduct advocacy at the Employment Tribunal


Carry out legal research


Draft articles and legal updates


Assist with business development initiatives including training and networking


Produce monthly Client MI reports, predominantly in MS Excel format


Work in accordance with client and internal SLAs


Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values and procedures


Achieve set financial and chargeable targets


Comply with Data Protection compliance and procedures

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.

The person specification

Person Specification

* 3+ PQE

* Keen and demonstrable interest in employment law, preferably with some previous experience

* Ability to work to deadlines and targets

* Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

* Excellent communication skills

* Excellent organisational skills

* Methodical, organised approach

* Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.

Other Information

Please note:


Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.


The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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