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Employment Partner

BBBH23428
£80000 - £150000 per annum
Manchester North West Manchester

Managing this Role

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Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0121 296 6643

This top 50 law practice are forward thinking and innovative, and are continuously making a number of strategic, heavy weight hires. The firm generally have won a whole host of awards and over recent years have been named as employment law firm of the year. They are looking for like-minded and commercially driven individuals to join their leadership team in Manchester.

The Firm

The firm has a rich heritage dating back over 50 years; they are a multi-service, Top 50 practice. They pride themselves on being dynamic, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking. In recent years the firm has grown significantly with a number of strategic hires.

They are multi-award winning and have a working culture which truly harnesses career growth and development. They have an ever-growing number of homegrown partners which demonstrates well the level of investment they provide to their staff.

The practice deals with such a wide variety of clients, ranging from technology SME, right up to multinational FTSE 250, household names.

The firm is well managed, with a strong leadership team. Partners are more accessible than in other similar-sized firms, even down to the open-plan seating. This way of working has helped more junior Lawyers to obtain a level of PQE ahead of their years.

You will find a working environment that is professional, friendly and supportive. There is a good social scene where there are lots of different events to get involved with. Despite the firm's size, they have a lovely family feel running throughout.

The Role

The firm are looking for an Employment Partner to join their Manchester office in the heart of the City.

  • You will work closely with the other Partners within the employment department, and more generally across the firm, to drive the business forwards. You will work as part of a driven and commercially successful leadership team
  • You will work on a varied and interesting caseload covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including contract and policy drafting, discrimination issues, managing discipline and performance, and redundancy and restructurings
  • You will mentor and oversee the work of junior Lawyers and help them to progress in their careers
  • You will find real variety to the work that you do, this will make for an interesting role. You will advise a range executive and professionals across many industry sectors including Sport, Media & Entertainment, Retail, Real Estate, Education and Healthcare
  • This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda. The firm are succession planning are keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers.

Requirements

  • You will be an Employment Lawyer with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • A transferable client base or regional contacts is highly advantageous
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential

Benefits

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Employment Partner role where you will get experience ahead of your years in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in the heart of Manchester.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.