Employment Associate, 3-6 PQE, Mid-Size London Firm (great work and a friendly culture!)

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Employment Associate, 3-6 PQE, Mid-Size London Firm (great work and a friendly culture!)

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70000 to £85000

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW EMP F2 20

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


PQE: 3-6

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Reports to: Head of Employment

Department: Employment

Location: London


The firm

We work hard to maintain our values-led culture which attracts the most talented individuals to become part of our firm and flourish in their roles. Our partners lead the way on this with a friendly, collaborative approach to work, encouraging everyone’s perspective to deliver great client service and a working environment you’ll want to be part of everyday.

The department

We have an established and growing ambitious employment practice with great opportunity for highly motivated team players.

The opportunity

What we are offering:

high quality, well managed City law firm with strong values, recognised brand name and a great reputation in the employment and HR law

an expanding law firm even during lock down during which time the firm has continued hiring partners and associates

an exciting opportunity to be part of expanding practice and sector areas within a dynamic, collegiate firm with a motivated organisational

close working relationship with partners across the team who remain actively involved in matters;

immediate access to our valued stable of clients;

entrepreneurial, friendly and collaborative firm;

participation in the firm’s core cross-department sector groups (financial services, professional services, tech/fintech, fashion,
travel and publishing);

a focus on technical and skills-based development;

the opportunity to be involved in business development and marketing; and

good prospects for career progression within a growing team and firm.


We are looking for a mid-level associate with 3-6 PQE who can deliver high quality advice and expertise in the following areas:

Taking the lead in providing day to day advice and support to clients (predominantly in the financial services, professional services and
tech/fintech sectors but also fashion, travel and publishing);

Advising employers and employees on dismissals, disciplinary processes, grievances and other employee relations issues;

Negotiating settlement agreements for employers, partnerships, senior employees and partners.

Working as part of a team on complex, high value tribunal and High Court litigation with responsibility for managing the day to day
conduct of the litigation

Advising on TUPE and other employee related matters associated with business restructures, sales and purchases;

Negotiating and advising on employee contracts and other employee related documentation;

Supervising junior colleagues with the drafting of handbooks etc. and the conduct of litigation;

Understanding and advising on legal issues relating to employment, for example partnership, data protection and SMCR/regulatory