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Employment Lawyer 2+ PQE - Edinburgh

Employment - Private Practice
Ref: 329 Date Posted: Saturday 22 Feb 2020
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Innovative UK law firm are looking to hire an additional Employment lawyer with circa 2-4 years PQE to be based in their offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow. This is an opportunity to be part of dedicated, UK-wide Employment law team that has an impressive portfolio of commercial clients. 

Role Profile:

  • The role will involve the full range of employment law and HR support work (contentious and non-contentious) for a wide range of clients across all business sectors.  
  • You will have the opportunity to develop close client relationships and undertake a major role in client work. 
  • From the outset you will be exposed to the highest quality work, for some of the UK's biggest name clients.
  • The firm has a reputation for providing our lawyers with early levels of responsibility within a supportive and stretching environment and they take a genuine interest in your development and provide you with all the support and training opportunities you could hope for, and excellent career prospects.    
  • The employment law team offering includes a bespoke Employment Tribunal claims knowledge hub and claims tracker on a HiQ extranet site. This includes working through the entire process of an ET claim from start to finish and mapping it out into an easy to follow procedure, organising and automating the precedent documents for preparation of the cases, and helping with the project management of claims.   

Candidate Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience working in a busy, commercial Employment team (undertaking a mixture of contentious and non-contentious work and transactional support).
  • The ability to gain the confidence of experienced HR advisers and managers by providing technically excellent and commercially pragmatic advice.
  • Ideally some experience of immigration issues, or at least an appetite to learn and to develop that expertise alongside core employment expertise. 
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  • Ideally, experience of tribunal advocacy.
  • A commercial and common sense approach. 
  • A keen desire to develop your marketing and business development skills. 
  • The ability to work to deadlines within a challenging environment and to work as part of a team, be confident, personable and self-motivated.

On offer is highly competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to be part of a high-profile UK wide Employment law team.

To discuss this role in confidence, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact: 

David Thomson, Director

Tel: Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164  Glasgow: 0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com