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Our market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration (EPI) 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, in both the private and public sector. The quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide. The candidate will be expected to attend the Leeds office, in line with our Hybrid Working Policy, working closely with members of the team who are based in Leeds but also with the potential to support other team members across a number of offices. Travel to other offices will be limited. As an Employment Solicitor you will manage a mixed caseload of employment tribunal work and provide HR and employment law advice to clients, assisting other members of the team with their caseloads where appropriate. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of, and a desire to further develop, advocacy and/or corporate support work.
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This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.
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 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.
The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."
We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.
We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.
Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.
Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.
As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;
*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.
Recruitment agencies (PSL /non-PSL)
Weightmans operates a strict 'preferred supplier list' (PSL) and is committed to working closely with the recruitment agencies that feature on that list. As such, Weightmans does not accept speculative or unsolicited CVs, profiles or any other introductions from both our PSL and non-PSL agencies. If a PSL or non-PSL agency chooses to submit a speculative or unsolicited CV, profile or introduction without instruction from a member of Weightmans’ recruitment team, we will reserve the right to treat the introduction as a gift and contact the candidate directly without accepting or entering into the agency’s terms nor being liable for a recruitment fee.
Eligibility to work in the UK
Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must either already have a right to work in the UK before commencing employment, or meet the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying.
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