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Solicitor - Employment 4-5 years PQE

£48000 - £80000 per annum Excellent Benefits
South East London Greenwich

Managing this Role


Jonny Dickens

Recruitment Consultant - Greater London
0203 865 2113

This role will place you working side on side with the Head of Employment department, the plan is in 18-24 months you will take over the running of the department, this role has come about due to succession planning. This role would prove to be a good opportunity for an ambitious Employment Solicitor who is seeking a pathway to progress.

This firm has a rich heritage, dating back over 150 years. They are a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation which is continually evolving and modernising, ensuring they remain market leaders, continue to provide first-class client service, to stay ahead of the competition.

The Firm

Even through these recent challenging times, this legal practice has continued to grow, making this an opportune time to be joining this expanding firm. They have a strong reputation in the market for supporting their colleagues and continually investing, nurturing and developing their staff. The firm invests in the latest IT and infrastructure to allow fee earners to work in a highly streamlined way, giving them more time to bill.

The practice has an unrivalled staff retention rate; this is well demonstrated by the number of "homegrown" partners that they house. If you are looking for a springboard for career progression, this firm can offer that.

The firm house lawyers who have vast amounts of technical expertise, this coupled with their commercially savvy mindset and high levels of client service, makes them the first port of call locally for legal services. They receive a growing amount of their work from referrals, which demonstrates there outstanding reputation.

You will quite often find lawyers dealing with a quality of work that you would generally expect to see in larger central London practices. This firm has been the first choice for Lawyers looking for more in the way of agile, work/life balance.

They are very active in supporting the local community, raising substantial funds for numerous charities and societies every year. You will find a nice social aspect to working at the practice, and there is a friendly family feel that runs through the organisation.

The Role

They are seeking to hire an ambitious Employment Solicitor to join their prestigious and growing office; this role will be based in the firms Greenwich, South London office.

You will work alongside the current Head of Employment; you will work side by side to drive the department forwards. The plan is in 18-24 months, and you will take over the department when the current head retires. This is an exceptional opportunity as you will take over all of the clients that "the head" as spent his whole career building.

You will have lots of client contact and deal with a very wide range and broad scope of work, this will make for an interesting role.

You will be part of a commercially savvy, technically strong and dynamic team. There will be a broad variety of work across both individual and business employment, making for an interesting role. You will deal with both contentious and non-contentious work for claimant and respondent matters.

The caseload will include but not limited to: TUPE, human rights, contract breaches, settlement agreements, whistleblowing disciplinary procedures, dismissals, redundancies, grievances and complaints and pay, holiday and sickness. You will also deal with work supporting the corporate/commercial department, supporting company sales and purchases.

This firm ensures fee earners only have manageable caseloads so that they can add real value to clients; they charge well for the work that they do. The department has a strong support staff of paralegals and administration personal.


  • You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least 3 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • You will have excellent communication skills
  • You will be an individual who wants to progress in their career
  • You must be someone who is a self-starter and embraces business development
  • You will have a strong collaborative approach to working
  • A meticulous eye for detail is essential


  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of experience and background

This Employment Solicitor role comes with credible prospects for progression to Partnership and Head of Department, based in the Greenwich, South East London.