New – Employment Associate, 1-3 PQE, Independent City Firm, London

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New – Employment Associate, 1-3 PQE, Independent City Firm, London

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  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

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    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW EM 8

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

Job Description:
New – Employment Associate, 1-3 PQE, Independent City Firm, London
The Role:
This independent city firm are looking to recruit a bright and personable Employment associate to join their impressive London team.
We are looking for a mid-level associate with 1- 3PQE 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 matters.
The firm:
We offer a unique opportunity to advance your career in a personable, progressive and entrepreneurial environment. Our people and culture are important to us and central to everything we do. We continually strive to create and maintain a friendly and supportive environment for our staff. You will quickly get to know everyone from the Senior Partner to the most junior staff. Whilst we are recognised for our strong culture and investing in our people, we are equally well known for our high profile matters, quality of our work and solving our clients’ most complex legal issues.
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 space;
  • 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 culture;
  • 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.
Please do get in touch for a quick confidential chat about the position if it sounds of interest. We are happy to answer any questions you might have and provide the name of the firm, job specs, salary info etc. If you aren't actively looking we are always happy to have a chat about the market.