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Employment Lawyer - Edinburgh

Employment - Private Practice
Ref: 341 Date Posted: Saturday 22 Feb 2020
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Leading International commercial firm is currently looking to hire an additional Solicitor or Associate level Solicitor to join their highly-regarded Employment Law practice group- this role can be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.  Ideally candidates will have a demonstrable background in Employment Law and circa 2-5 years PQE. 

Role Profile:

  • The role will involve advise on a range of non-contentious and contentious employment matters mainly for employers and ideally, you will have had experience of defending ET claims and conducting their own advocacy in tribunal as well as transactional experience, including advising on TUPE-related issues. 
  • You will demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to both internal and external clients.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for employment law and commitment to your own development in this area of specialism. 

Main Duties:

  • Clearly understand client requirements and confidently provide practical answers both verbally and in written form to problems whilst ensuring best practice and technical accuracy at all times; 
  • Manage a tribunal caseload, including interacting with clients, drafting all pleadings, statements and preparing bundles and performing your own advocacy at the employment tribunal. 
  • Be accountable for individual financial performance and ensure delivery of responsibilities within required time frames and to the highest standard possible; 
  • Analyse risk and use sound judgement with decisions impacting on clients/practice area and anticipate both positive and negative consequences; 
  • Work as part of a team, including delegating work appropriately and managing work upwards when required to ensure that work performed meets individual performance requirements as well as those of the wider team/Firm; 
  • Understand individual role and performance in the Firm as well as commercial trends affecting practice area or potential business development activity; 
  • Develop your confidence in client facing and presentation skills 
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs; 
  • Act appropriately to business needs including an ability to initiate change and communicate new ideas effectively both internally and externally at all levels; 
  • Contribute to the firm as a whole through participation, business development and cross office and cross practice working. 

On Offer:

  • The firm has an excellent reputation for work/ life balance and they also offer a competitive salary and a highly attractive flexible benefits package which also included medical insurance, life assurance and pension and also flexible benefits which including: season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards.
  • The firm are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns. 

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com

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