Employment Lawyer, People & Organisation, London
Line of service
Legal - Tax Litigation
Across all industries
PwC’s legal business is a fully integrated legal network, and part of the PwC international network. The legal business is based in a number of offices around the UK and we have 14 partners and 24 directors. We employ over 300 people. We have access to legal expertise in over 90 countries.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced employment solicitors to join PwC’s Legal business in the role of Manager. To support the employment team’s existing growth and its strategy to significantly increase revenues, you will be a part of developing the team’s business in London. You will have the opportunity to work alongside other solicitors as well as market-leading experts in tax, human resource services and consulting.
About the role
You will be a UK qualified solicitor, with technical expertise and experience in Employment Law. You need to be energetic, enthusiastic and confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders of different specialisms.
The role will involve you advising on the whole range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, providing technically sound and pragmatic advice and assistance to a range of domestic and international clients in different industry sectors. You will often be working on projects alongside a team of human resource, tax and consulting specialists to provide integrated advice to clients so you will also need a strong team working ethic. In return you will have access to projects that other law firms don’t see, and build a deeper understanding of business issues and commercial context for our advice. You will also work on high profile government matters and multi-jurisdictional matters as part of our international legal network.
The team has a strong developmental culture and you will receive support and supervision from the partners and senior solicitors in the team.
Essential skills and experience
•Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction. Excellent academic background
•A solid employment law background (at least two years post qualification experience).
•Strong client service skills.
•Well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information.
•Ability to deal with people at different levels with patience and tact.
•Respect for confidential information.
•Able to work under own initiatives but also a team player
•Clear, articulate and confident in written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong IT skills
•Opportunity for working from home? Yes, in accordance with normal business requirements.
•Amount of time client based 10% (although we do also have a number of client secondments from time to time)
•Opportunity for job sharing? No
•Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Yes, occasionally
•Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes, in accordance with normal business requirements.