New - 1-5 PQE Employment Solicitor, Leading International Firm, Manchester
We are proud to lead a team of over 2,500 people who are recognised for the quality of their insights and outstanding commitment to client service; we are dedicated to providing an environment that encourages innovative thinking and the continued development of our talented colleagues.
The Employment and Pensions Group is over 90 strong with 17 Partners and a presence in London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol. It’s a truly exciting time to be joining this thriving part of our business and we have an exciting opportunity in our Manchester team.
The Manchester team specialises in High Court injunctions, responding to HMRC investigations and minimum wage audits, as well as employee status cases. The Firm has been building a reputation in the region as a go-to practice for gig economy matters. Its blue-chip client base spans the logistics, retail and leisure sectors. Known for handling issues with an international element, it also has expertise in large reorganisations, complex Employment Tribunal claims, and TUPE matters.
We are committed to ensuring our lawyers have the best training in both technical and soft skills. We have our bespoke online training system together with weekly team knowhow sessions, monthly employment law training and a one to one file coaching system so that our lawyers are technically sound and fully supported.
The role is varied and the main responsibilities include:
Undertaking a varied workload of employment matters advising employers in a variety of sectors, including retail, health, logistics and insurance work
Actively identifying and exploiting business development opportunities and marketing activity for team clients and own contacts
Participating in and initiating marketing / network activities in order to maintain and develop work from existing clients and potential clients
Presenting and assisting in client and other external seminars, taking part in pitches and contributing positively to business development
Maintaining and developing technical knowledge through leading and attending training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements
Providing support for colleagues where appropriate e.g. progressing matters in colleagues’ absence, supporting CRM activities
Continually monitoring and taking responsibility for own financial performance and demonstrating proactive financial management; attention to billing regimes, credit control, debt collection, accounting procedures and client service level agreements
Handling confidential data in line with the firm's data security protocols
The Ideal Candidate
Ideally, a qualified or newly qualified solicitor from an established respondent focussed practice working with large employers, preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the following:
Experience of handling tribunal claims from start to finish is desirable
Experience of providing day to day advice to clients on all typical HR issues such as disciplinaries, grievances, sickness absence, family leave and termination discussions
Independent thinker with a focus on generating commercial solutions to problems on behalf of clients. Up to date knowledge of key trends in order to maintain credibility in conversations with clients
Enthusiastic team player with a flexible approach, and demonstrates role model behaviours at all times