looking for an employment law solicitor to join the Employment, Pensions and Immigration NSL, based in our Birmingham office. You will undertake a broad mix of contentious and non-contentious work for our commercial clients, which include Jaguar Land Rover, Iron Mountain, VW Financial Services, Bloor Homes and the Arcadia Group. The Birmingham team works for a wide range of sectors predominantly covering commercial, health, higher education sports and charities. It is part of the cross-office Employment, Pensions and Immigration NSL of 60 lawyers (including an employment judge) which is headed by David Mills, and supported by two professional support lawyers. There are monthly cross-office NSL training sessions delivered by our professional support lawyers, together with cross-office and sector away days. At this level, you will be expected to perform as follows: Client service: Deliver outstanding client service to both internal and external clients to encourage client retention and referrals. Have a sound understanding of clients' legal, commercial and service requirements. Have effective client relationship and client service skills. Technical excellence: Have strong technical competence and legal knowledge in employment law. Deliver high quality and commercially focussed advice. Conduct advocacy. Deliver training to clients and target clients. Carry out supervision of junior lawyers.
You will have 6+ years' employment experience gained in a reputable firm with a substantive employment law practice.
Given the challenges of this role, it is likely that your background and experience will include the following. Essential: Good academics - 2.1 degree or equivalent with good A levels or equivalents. Clear enthusiasm for employment law. Excellent written English for drafting purposes. Excellent presentational skills. Self-starting with common sense and initiative, and ability to work as a team-player working on complex matters. Very good time and documentation management skills. Keen attention to detail. Ability to lead on Employment Tribunal matters and run matters with minimal supervision. Ability to supervise and assist junior lawyers. Ability to build very good relationships with clients, potential clients and multipliers. Very good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources. Excellent interpersonal and team skills, including ability to work with others, influence and persuade. Keen interest in developing client training skills. High level of IT skills. Marketing and business development skills.