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Employment Solicitor - Greater Manchester Firm

  • Job reference: JW/2306/EMPL
  • Location: Altrincham, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Post Title:Employment Solicitor (1-4 years' PQE)
Department:Employment
Reports to:Head of Employment


My client, a leading firm in the North West of England, are recruiting for an Employment Solicitor. The recruitment process will be on a remote basis, as will the commencement of the role until further notice.



MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


*Deliver legal support across a wide range of employment matters including equality and discrimination; disciplinary and grievance issues; reorganisations and redundancies; settlement agreements; restrictive covenants; TUPE and managing Tribunal claims.
*Draft, negotiate and interpret contracts, agreements and policies and procedures.
*Give accurate prompt, realistic and relevant advice in response to clients' enquiries whilst managing their expectations.
*Gain an understanding of clients' requirements and how to achieve their needs.
*Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients.
*Assist in the preparation of seminars and workshops and present at such events.
*Actively work to convert enquiries into new matters.
*Support senior fee earners with marketing opportunities, including; writing blogs and press releases, and to be pro-active in networking and business development.
*Ensure proper file management.
*Ensure all time recording is accurate.
*Ensure billing is completed to agreed timescales.
*Maintain confidentiality in line with the firm's policies and procedures; including dealing with confidential documents.
*Keep abreast of changes in legislation, case law and carry out legal research.
*Promote and comply with legislation and policies on equal opportunities and health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
*Identify and undertake training and development as required in order to meet personal, SRA and business needs.
*Undertake any other reasonable duties, commensurate with the level of the post


REVIEW ARRANGEMENTS


This job information cannot be all encompassing. It is inevitable over time that the emphasis of the job will change without changing the general character of the job or the level of duties and responsibilities entailed. This information may be periodically reviewed, revised and updated in consultation with the post holder to reflect appropriate changes.



SKILLS/ABILITIES

*Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
*Ability to work independently on own initiative but also with supervision
*Strong organisational and time management skills

*Excellent attention to detail
*Ability to find sound solutions to complex legal and employment issues
*Ability to adapt quickly to new areas of law
*Excellent client management and matter management skills
*A team player


QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Education to degree-level or equivalent
Qualified Solicitor


EXPERIENCE

Around 1-4 years' PQE employment experience with a leading firm


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

A flexible and can-do approach to fulfilling the duties of the post


Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone 01772 208969
Email john.wilson@servicecare.org.uk.
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.


Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.