Our client is a top tier global law firm seeking an Employment lawyer for their London office.
Job Title: Employment Associate
35 hours per week, 9:30am to 5:30pm but additional hours may be required. The Firm is happy to consider agile and flexible working patterns. Their approach to hybrid working allows for up to 40% of time working from home and 60% working in the office.
The Firm is one of the leading global law firms. Their distinctive market position is founded on the Firm's exceptional breadth of their practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on their 'one team' global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, they have over 40 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With a presence in the world's major financial and commercial markets, they are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to the their clients locally and internationally. The Firm's people are the key to their success, which is why they seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of the Firm's global practice.
The Firm's employment team has a longstanding reputation as one of the best in the business. It acts for a high quality client base of financials and blue chip corporates, advising them on some of their most challenging employment law issues. The group’s work is a mix of litigation, cross border project work, employment advisory and a limited amount of transactional support work.
Recent representative experience includes:
Advising a global consumer products conglomerate on the potential restructuring at one of the company's heavily unionised manufacturing sites. Their work has involved planning for engaging in consultation with the GMB and Unite unions, advising on appropriate pools for selection, selection criteria and the redundancy terms that might be offered to affected employees.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities
Understanding of legal principles of own practice area, along with a working knowledge of other practice areas
Has project management responsibility, ensuring timely delivery to high quality standards.
Stays aware of legal developments affecting any specialist areas and regularly attends appropriate training sessions.
Has good working relationships with clients.
Team Work and Interpersonal Skills
Acts as a source of advice to others, sharing knowledge and expertise.
Understands the industry and market in which the practice stream and clients operate.
The Firm has an opening for a first rate Employment lawyer. Experience, which should include a mix of contentious, advisory and transactional work, gained within a top tier firm is preferred. It is essential that the candidate has a strong academic background (minimum 2.1 degree) with excellent written communication and drafting skills. The successful candidate will also have outstanding technical skills, together with the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues and work well in a team. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 year post qualification experience (or equivalent experience).
In return, the Firm offers excellent training and development, a superb working environment together with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Agile Working Statement
The Firm's goal is to embed flexibility across their business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is the policy of the Firm to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender identity, religion, sex or sexual orientation.
Should you be interested in this opportunity, or for any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 355 2262 or contact Sasha@hunterslegal.com