Employment Solicitor

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Posted 30+ days ago
Contract Type:
£48,000 - 68,000
Area of Law:
Private Practice
Reference Number:
30+ days ago
EMPLOYMENT SOLICITOR - NEWCASTLE - 2-6 PQE THE FIRM - Full service law firm based in Newcastle City Centre - Legal 500 listed and Chambers Rated Employment team - Outstanding reputation for delivering high quality service THE ROLE - You will be joining the team handling your own caseload of predomininantly employer focused work - On a daily basis you will be managing your own files, dealing with clients, and supporting the Head of Department on more complex matters - Responsibilities will include advising clients on all aspects of employment law and other HR matters including: contracts of employment, service agreements, employee handbooks, internal policies and procedures, discipline and grievance, redundancy, restructuring, sickness absence, family friendly rights, equality and diversity, settlement agreements, trade union and collective issues and transfer or undertakings. - Drafting and amending documents in relation to the above - Dealing with defence of claims brought before the Employment Tribunal - for example unfair dismissal, discrimination, unlawful deductions from wages, whistleblowing) which will include advice on the merits and prospects of a client's defence, consideration of the ET1, preparation of the client's ET3, requests for further and better particulars of the claim, attendance at preliminary hearings, preparation of replies to schedules of loss, preparation of witness evidence, instruction of medical experts in disability matters, instruction of Counsel, attendance at hearings, negotiation and implementation of any settlements and inter parties correspondence - Contributing to monthly bulletins and press articles THE REQUIREMENTS - The successful candidate will ideally have 2-6 years PQE in Employment law, although candidates with more or less experience will be considered on their merits - The majority of your experience will ideally come from a respondent background, although claimant experience will also be considered - You will have experience working with a diverse and busy caseload THE BENEFITS - Excellent salary and benefits package - Agile working - Free parking for Associate level employees For more information on this Employment Solicitor position in Newcastle, please contact Rozie Hunter at BCL Legal.
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