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Employment Senior Associate

£55000 - £70000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this leading regional firm and be at the forefront of their fast-developing, L500-ranked Employment team, with the platform to manage complex matters for a wealth of commercial and charity clients across the UK.

Boasting one of the largest practices in the North, this heavyweight regional, Legal 500 & Chambers-ranked firm are commercially aware, entrepreneurial in spirit and pragmatic in approach. They have built a strong reputation for providing high-quality, results-focused advice across all key commercial disciplines, placing them in fierce competition with their national counterparts.

Culturally, the firm promotes an open-door policy where access to senior members of staff is commonplace - junior lawyers regularly sit alongside Partners, ensuring that they don't just learn technical skills but also become equipped as strong business developers. This works intrinsically alongside the countless opportunities for progression on offer and no feeling of hitting a glass ceiling.

By having a culture that challenges the conventional law firm approach, they focus their energy on getting results for their clients whilst attracting and developing industry leaders. The relationship they build and nurture with their clients is of paramount importance, which is why many clients stay with the firm for decades. This mirrors the relationship with their staff, in turn offering competitive benefits, a work/life balance and hybrid & flexible working.

The Role:

  • This is a highly rewarding opportunity for an Employment Senior Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Newcastle, with hybrid working in place
  • The Legal 500 ranked Employment team offer a broad range of services to both commercial and charity clients across the UK, with notable strengths in the Education sector
  • As such, you will manage a diverse caseload covering both contentious and advisory aspects of employment law, including contracts, grievance procedures, tribunal work, TUPE as well as corporate support
  • As a Senior Associate, you will also work alongside the corporate team on business transfers and participate in business development
  • This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda - the firm are succession planning and keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers, providing you with the platform for future partnership

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Employment Solicitor with a minimum of 7 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split

This is a standout opportunity for an Employment Senior Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Newcastle.

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