Junior Lawyer - Manchester
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 may also work on high profile government matters and some international projects.
Whilst you must be willing to work autonomously as part of our northern team based mainly in Manchester and you will receive your primary supervision and direction from the northern team lead, you will also receive strong support and supervision from the partners and senior solicitors in the predominantly London-based employment team.
Essential skills and experience
Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction. Excellent academic background
A solid employment law background (must have done training seat in employment if NQ).
Strong client service skills.
Well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information.
Ability to deal with people at different levels and from non-legal backgrounds
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.