Employment Lawyer

  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Contract Type
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Expiry Date

Rare opportunity for mid-level Employment lawyer to join leading UK and International practice

We are delighted to supporting our client, a highly regarded and sector focussed UK Law firm with its recruitment of an Employment Associate with 3-5 years of PQE to join its prestigious Employment & Reward Group to be based in either Birmingham or Manchester.

About Our Client

This Employment & Reward Group is acclaimed as one of the most skilled and experienced teams in the country. Boasting over 90 employment lawyers and 15 paralegals across the firm’s UK and international offices, the Group provides exceptional national coverage and a robust international presence through its specialists in Europe, the Gulf, Asia Pacific, and Australia.

This highly successful team are trusted advisors to leading FTSE blue-chip organizations, both in the UK and globally. Their clients depend on them for more than just technical legal advice-they rely on the team as business partners who understand their unique sector challenges and opportunities. The team’s approach is confident, commercially aware, pragmatic, and responsive, providing innovative commercial solutions that align with their clients’ strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities
Providing strategic employment law advice
Handling complex employment tribunal claims
Managing cross-border issues and restructuring projects
Addressing senior-level grievances, including discrimination and whistleblowing complaints
Advising on senior executive and boardroom issues
Engaging in high-value and High Court litigation
Assisting clients in the M&A and outsourcing space
Advising financial institutions within the regulatory framework of the FCA
Supporting clients in the Life Sciences and Infrastructure sectors

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will:

Have 3-5 years of PQE in employment law within a commercial practice
Demonstrate expertise in strategic employment law, complex tribunal claims, and senior executive issues
Possess experience in High Court litigation and regulatory matters within the Financial Services or other regulated sectors
Have a strong academic background and technical proficiency
Be commercially aware, understanding the operations of a large international firm
Exhibit excellent communication skills and be a team player
Show enthusiasm for growth and participation in cross-office initiatives

Why Join?
This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious associate lawyer to advance their career within a leading firm. There will be the opportunity to handle cutting-edge claims, projects, and corporate transactions, often with an international dimension. The team also support clients on strategic projects, global change management exercises, reward philosophy initiatives, and gender pay gap audits.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and be part of a dynamic, growing team, we encourage you to apply.

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