Employment Associate Solicitor

  • Employment
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Experienced Lawyers
  • Full time
Email Sarah Naffine

We are looking for a keen and ambitious employment solicitor to join our growing team. You will handle your own caseload of matters, with an emphasis on Tribunal matters and Advocacy, along with providing HR/Employment law advice to clients.

Knowledge, education, and experience required

  • Over 6 years PQE.
  • A strong academic background
  • Strong, up to date technical knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • A broad and varied employment caseload’

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to a broad range of clients, from company owners and managers to HR professionals on a range of employment matters.
  • Managing your own caseload of contentious and non-contentious matters through the full legal process.
  • Undertaking all aspects of employment law from drafting various employment documents to disciplinary matters and grievances.
  • Building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Working both individually and being able to contribute positively in a group dynamic to business development matters.
  • To take, record and carry out client instructions competently and assess the Firm’s suitability to provide the necessary advice and services and ensure legal compliance.
  • To draft documents, letters and contracts tailored to the client’s individual needs ensuring these can be understood by the client and make use of legal precedents wherever possible.
  • To research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure.
  • To meet and negotiate with clients to secure agreed objectives, arrange and attend further client meetings where necessary to progress the case and finalise the document ensuring all documentation is correct prior to signing and completion.
  • To work within the parameters of the Firm’s electronic filing system, time recording system and billing procedures to maintain the quality and efficiency standards required by the Firm and targets are met.
  • To work efficiently and in accordance with the compliance and quality standards of the Firm.
  • To identify areas of personal, technical and legal training required to maintain continuous professional development and competence. To ensure all records are up to date and reflect accurately competency levels.
  • To participate in networking, social and other ‘Lodders’ events to continually develop good business contacts to support business growth, objectives and generate a pipeline of clients.
  • To carry out administrative duties e.g. completing time sheets so that charges for work can be calculated and billing clients for work done on their behalf.
  • To keep up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports.

How to apply

Please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter to our HR Director Sarah Naffine. Sarah will then contact you within 24 hours to arrange a confidential conversation.

Email Sarah Naffine

Closing date: March 31, 2022

Why join Lodders?

We are a law firm with a reputation for expert legal advice and clarity, delivered with human understanding and exceptional client service. Friendly, collaborative, and professional – Lodders is the first choice for many talented individuals.

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Benefits

We have developed a well engaged, motivated team and we invite you to take advantage of the many benefits and initiatives on offer to Lodders colleagues.

Benefits package