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Employment Lawyer

£50000 - £60000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Bristol Bristol City Centre

Are you looking to join one of the leading Employment teams not only in the South-West but also in the UK?

Is long-term career development, a supportive and collaborative culture coupled with a generous financial package and bonus of importance to you?

If so, this is the opportunity as a talented lawyer for you to thrive at the precipice of Employment law.

The Firm

Very much to go-to in the numerous verticals of which they lead by example, the UK-wide Top 100 firm provided unbridled service to both businesses and individuals, via their network of 7 regional offices and 250 talented lawyers.

The service provided by the firm is recognised and awarded by Chambers UK, The Legal 500 and The Sunday Times in response to their prestigious practice.

Committed to the development and long-term support of all staff, with the firm's mission being that people should ultimately enjoy their work, and be platformed to develop their career in sync with their personal goals.

Personal reward and the success of the wider team are intertwined, with a substantial and regular bonus being paid based on performance.

This emphasis of "people-first" is where the firm takes pride in being different, leading to fruitful client relationships, continued business growth, excellence in service and longstanding teams of some of the highest regarded lawyers in the UK.

The firm looking inwards in terms of offering progression and leadership positions, as is apparent in the numerous home-grown Partners and leaders within the business.

Fee Earners work in a collaborative, forward-thinking team that utilises Paralegal support and the foremost in technology to emphasise excellence. The culture of the firm appreciates the need in having room to breathe, whilst also ensuring those with more senior and varied expertise are on hand.

The Role

3-5 PQE Solicitor/Fee earner/Lawyer to join Legal 500 Tier 1 ranked Employment team in Bristol

The Employment team supports a diverse selection of national corporate clients on matters both contentious and non-contentious, with your time being split between disputes and general advisory work with some corporate support work also.

The continued excellence across the team is reflected in the firm's expanding client base. You will be representing FTSE 250 clients, household names and international businesses.

The client base requires ongoing bespoke support in contentious matters that are complex and of a HNW. This allows for continued exposure to technically and strategically challenging matters, with the full support of not only the Bristol but also the UK-wide Employment team.

Day to day, you'll handle numerous Tribunal cases for employers, of which you'll have prepared from their inception through to final hearing.

You will also manage and comply with directions, including detailed discovery exercises and witness statement preparation, whilst also being on hand advise clients on employment issues, including disciplinary proceedings, grievances, redundancies and discrimination concerns.

You will offer guidance and undertake the preparing contracts of employment, policies/handbooks and advising upon on settlement agreements.

Regular engagement with existing and future clients is paramount to the success of the role, with the opportunity being to further your own reputation via networking at events, seminars and writing articles within relevant media.

In tune with the firm's focus on personal wellbeing and choice, you have the option to work from home if preferred.

The Requirements

  • Employment Lawyer, with demonstrated experience supporting corporate clients
  • Expertise in presenting practical advice when acting for both for Claimant and Respondent
  • Commercial mindset, coupled with organisational skills and social intelligence.
  • Engaging with the wider market for the benefit of your own and the prestige and success of the team.

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include but are not limited to;

  • Competitive and City-equivalent salary
  • Up to 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Xmas
  • Performance related bonus
  • Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance

If you wish to further discuss the role in confidence, whilst also discussing the wider market if considering a move now or in the future, please call Carl on 0117 422 0318.