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Employment Associate

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Greater London
£68,000.00 - 75,000.00
Private Practice
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Permanent role
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Great opportunity with the Employment team of a leading National firm based in London

Core responsibilities
· Undertake a busy and varied workload of employment matters advising all types of employers with an emphasis on our financial services sector clients.
· Work on complex discrimination, whistle blowing and breach of contract litigation (Employment Tribunal and High Court)
· Manage non-contentious projects including restructures (redundancy and TUPE) in the UK and across multiple jurisdictions
· General employment advisory work by telephone and email
· Take an active role in supervising the work of and assisting in the development of junior fee-earners.
· Take part in and initiate marketing / network activities in order to maintain and develop work from existing clients and potential clients. This includes presenting and assisting in client seminars.
· Contribute to non fee-earning activity as appropriate e.g. knowledge sharing, training.

Key skills
· The firm would expect the post holder to be a solicitor with 4 to 7 years post qualification experience.
· Experience of advising clients in the financial services sector and multi-national commercial clients.
· Must have experience of handling complex tribunal claims and cross-border project work.
· Track record in a well-recognised employment practice acting for sophisticated clients (including in-house legal teams).
· Independent thinker with a focus on generating commercial solutions to problems on behalf of clients.
· Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships with clients and influence at all levels.
· Enthusiastic team player with a flexible approach.

The team
· The Employment and Pensions Group of this leading firm has over 70 strong with 13 Partners and a presence in London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol.
· The London Employment team is recognised as Band 2 in Chambers UK 2018. Whilst they take a sector approach covering both the private and public sector, this particular position will focus on supporting the team's financial and commercial sector clients, which includes four of the top ten investment banks and major multinational employers, together whose revenue accounts for 75% of the work for the London team. The firm and the team genuinely values work/life balance and the employment team offers a calm working environment free of the politics associated with many established firms.

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