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Employment Solicitor

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Legal, Private Practice

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £65000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Chinyere Clarke

  • Email:

    chinyere.clarke@sellickpartnership.co.uk

  • Reference:

    446765_1651233090

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-05-29

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

Sellick Partnership are currently working with a well-established law firm based in Manchester where the opportunity has arisen for an Employment Solicitor to join their team.

Our client is one of the largest teams in the UK with over 110 fee earners and 17 Partners. The team advises public, private and third sector employers on human resource issues from daily personnel matters, including disciplinary and grievance issues, to strategic management issues such as collective redundancy programmes, industrial action, transfers of employees both within and outside the UK.

Main Responsibilities

  • Undertake a varied workload of employment matters advising employers in a variety of sectors, including retail, health, logistics and insurance work
  • Progress and manage a wide variety of client matters both contentious and non-contentious, and of varying complexity and scale
  • Manage own matters, time and relationships with minimum supervision
  • Maintain an awareness of the appropriate limits of own competence/authority
  • Actively identify and exploit business development opportunities and marketing activity for team clients and own contacts
  • Participate in and initiate marketing / network activities in order to maintain and develop work from existing clients and potential clients
  • This includes presenting and assisting in client and other external seminars, taking part in pitches and contributing positively to business development
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through leading and attending training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements
  • Provide support for colleagues where appropriate e.g. progressing matters in colleagues' absence, supporting CRM activities
  • Continually monitoring and taking responsibility for own financial performance and demonstrating proactive financial management; attention to billing regimes, credit control, debt collection, accounting procedures and client service level agreements
  • Handle confidential data in line with the firm's data security protocols.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A qualified associate (3-5PQE+)
  • Must have experience of contentious and non-contentious matters, and preferably experience of advising on major projects involving restructures, M&A, TUPE, collective consultation as well general advisory work with clients on senior level issues, such as executive terminations or restrictive covenant disputes
  • Good academic record
  • Independent thinker with a focus on generating commercial solutions to problems on behalf of clients. Up to date knowledge of key trends in order to maintain credibility in conversations with clients
  • Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships, undertake client marketing and influence at all levels
  • Enthusiastic team player with a flexible approach, and demonstrates role model behaviours at all times
  • Track record of business development is desirable

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