Senior Employment Solicitor – 12 Month FTC

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
    Fixed term contract
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Salary
    £120000 - £145000 per annum
  • Expiry Date
    2024-07-27

Our client, a highly regarded global City law firm is seeking a Senior Employment Associate to join their London team on a 12-month fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave. You will work very closely with all of the Partners in the Employment practice, handling a mix of contentious, non-contentious, and some corporate support work.

About Our Client:

  • Prestigious international law firm known for a collaborative and collegiate environment.
  • Over 70% of work involves cross-border teams.
  • Consistently ranked highly in legal directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
  • Renowned for providing transformative legal advice to major enterprises and high-growth businesses.

Role Overview:

  • Support Partners in all aspects of employment law, including Employment Tribunals and High Court litigation.
  • Involvement in cross-border projects such as restructurings and compliance initiatives.
  • Advise clients in a practical and commercial manner to support their strategic objectives.
  • Manage complex employment matters and client relationships with minimal supervision.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally 5+ PQE with employment experience gained at a highly law firm.
  • Experience in handling complex employment matters within a comparable environment.
  • Proficiency in restrictive covenant injunctions, delivery up applications, and employee competition issues is advantageous.
  • General employment advisory experience.
  • Desire to work in a truly international firm with a clear understanding of the structure and operation of commercial law firms.
  • Flexibility to support cases across a broad range of employment issues.
  • Proven negotiation skills and ability to manage aspects of complex matters.
  • Initiative and confidence built upon solid success and achievements.
  • Effective liaison with fee earners from other disciplines and jurisdictions.
  • Delegation and supervisory skills where appropriate.
  • Commitment to business development, maintaining strong client relationships, and identifying new business opportunities.
  • Dedication to continuous improvement and technical expertise.

If you are ready to advance your career in a firm that values excellence and offers an above-market rate salary with a fantastic benefits package, we encourage you to apply!


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