Employment Solicitor

Location: Head Office - Arundel Gate

Contract Type: Full-time Permanent, Part-time Permanent

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Specific Hours : 35 hours per week (part time considered)

Employment Solicitor

Taylor&Emmet LLP is full-service law firm with offices in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. This success has been achieved by delivering the highest quality legal advice to business and private clients, many of whom have remained with the firm for generations. From Solicitors, qualified professionals and non-qualified Legal Assistants to Information Technology, Human Resources and Marketing, T&E provides a challenging career in a variety of areas. Whether starting or growing your career, T&E can offer a performance-driven culture filled with talented and innovative teams and colleagues.

Job Specification:

Taylor&Emmet LLP is currently recruiting a Solicitor to join its Employment department. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, determined and enthusiastic candidate wanting to join and support the development and growth of the team. First and foremost, candidates should have a strong commitment to Employment law and delivering excellent client service. 

The successful candidate will be given a good quality and varied caseload of work and all necessary training and supervision.  As such, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and progress their legal career within a friendly and collegiate team.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Solicitor. We would expect that a 2-3 years PQE Solicitor would have the right level of experience for this role, but candidates with relevant and good quality experience who otherwise meet the requirements of the role will be considered. The role will require the successful candidate to advise both employers and employees depending upon the overall workload of the department. 

Daily duties involve advising and working with clients on the full range of employment law issues including drafting and reviewing contracts of employment, advising on settlement agreements, reviewing employee handbooks, advising clients by telephone and email and conducting tribunal claims.

Essential experience includes advising on settlement agreements and a track record of running cases and building solid client relationships.  The successful candidate will be expected to network in Sheffield and the wider region and assist to develop new business for the firm, including speaking at seminars and training events from time to time.

Due to the nature of this work, the candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to handle telephone calls from our employer helplines and initial client enquiries.  The ability to meet clients face to face and advise is essential.

Desirable Key Skills and Experiences:

  • Experience of working as an Employment Lawyer in a solicitor’s practice.
  • Ability to draft legal documents and correspondence including pleadings, advice letters and witness statements.
  • Ability to manage and organise large volumes of documents.
  • Provide excellent client service in line with our departmental standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Building effective relationships with clients both internally and externally
  • Ability to contemporaneously time record and generate fees.
  • Confident in use of email and other systems in daily work.
  • Tribunal or other advocacy experience (even if by telephone at Preliminary Hearings)

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic and will be flexible and reliable, with ambition to progress their career and accept a challenging role.

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