Employment Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 70611
  • Date Posted: 27 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £36,000 to £54,000
  • Sector: Employment, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Emma Chisholm
  • Email: emmac@ll-jnorth.com
  • Telephone: 0161 638 9279

Job Description

National firm with renowned employment department is looking for a Solicitor - 2-5 years PQE to join the
Employment & Pensions Department in the Leeds offcie

The Department:
Our Employment and Pensions team acts for over 200 registered providers of social housing
and an increasing number of corporate clients across England and Wales, providing
pragmatic commercial advice and guidance on all aspects of Employment & Pensions law.
Job Purpose:
We are looking to recruit a solicitor with 2-5 years' PQE to join the team. Successful
candidates will be able to manage their own caseload, comprising a mixture of contentious
and non-contentious matters.
The right candidate will display strong technical ability, commercial awareness, ability to
organise and prioritise their workload effectively, excellent communications skills and a flair
for nurturing client relationships. The opportunity will be available to develop a specialism
within the field to sit alongside their general practice.
Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role:
This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet
the department and business needs.
* Responsible for the day to day running of a caseload;
* Advising on routine matters such as misconduct, sickness absence, grievances etc;
* TUPE advice and drafting;
* Conduct of Employment Tribunal litigation up to hearing stage, with some telephone advocacy if
* Preparation, negotiation and advising on Settlement Agreements (for employers and employees);
* Advising on industrial relations and strike action;
* Advising on restructures;
* Undertaking due diligence and supporting other departments on projects with a people aspect;
* Preparation and presentation of training to clients on Employment related topics;
* Supporting the Partners on large and more complex matters if required;
* Direct interaction with clients, managing their expectations and meeting their deadlines;
* Achieving time recording and billing targets
* Efficiently managing deadlines relating to a variety of cases at any one time;
* Full involvement in marketing and business development in a client focused manner.

Education &
Strong academic background
with 2:1 at degree level (or
Admitted to practice as a
Solicitor in England & Wales
Legal attributes: 2-5 years PQE as an
Employment Lawyer, practising
in the E&W jurisdiction
Employment law Knowledge of pensions law
(particularly in relation to outsourcing
arrangements with local authorities,
admission agreements and the Best
Value Authorities Staff Transfers
(Pensions) Direction 2007) would be
an advantage but is not essential
Social housing would be an advantage
but is not essential
Data Protection (in particular the
handling of data subject access
requests by employees)
Skills & Experience:
Ability to prioritise workload
Ability to undertake own
Ability to demonstrate
commercial awareness and proactivity
Excellent communication skills,
both written and verbal and the
ability to convey clear and
concise information
Highly focussed attention to
Strong technical ability
Undertaking investigations on behalf
of clients
Personal attributes:
Resilient and focussed
Determination to achieve
positive outcomes
Happy to travel to visit clients
across the UK

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.