EMPLOYMENT SOLICITOR 2 PQE +
Ref: 00012007 | Contact: Jon Kennedy
£65,000 - £75,000
Striking the right balance as an employment lawyer in London is incredibly difficult. Can you gain exposure to high quality clients/work without having to work unsustainably excessive hours? Are you able to avoid becoming increasingly focused on transactional support work, and retain a balance of litigation and standalone advisory matters? Is it possible to keep working for multinationals in lucrative markets like financial services, on the one hand, whilst having chance to turn your hand to more diverse sectors like fashion and retail on the other?
This is one of those rare opportunities, not to be missed, where you can have it all. The firm is a great place to work, evidenced by its consistent appearance at the top of the major surveys relating to happiness at work. This is one of the few firms amongst those rated amongst the best around for employment that not a sprawling international practice with a long hours culture. Having an outstanding reputation for litigation of all types, and an unwavering commitment to the contentious work for which it is so well known, the employment practice has attracted more than its fair share of high stakes employment disputes work. The team regularly takes the reins on some of the highest profile employment litigation cases in the media eye in any given year.
Notwithstanding the firm's particularly notable disputes offering, its corporate capabilities are also very well regarded, so you will still have the opportunity to “keep your hand in” on the transactional support side, if you would prefer to keep your horizons broad. The employment team is equally comfortable taking on instructions from claimants and respondents, too, which adds further variety. The breadth of the client base is one of the most appealing aspects of the role, as you can find yourself acting for businesses or executives in the investment banking or hedge funds space one day, and personalities in the fashion, media or sporting arena the next. The department is incredibly supportive, so you will be given first class mentoring, and the partners will do what they can to give you exposure to the work you are particularly interested in.
Given the firm's standing in the employment arena, they are keen to hire the best and the brightest talent. Suitable candidates will have developed their experience to date with a well-regarded practice, and a high level of academic ability is also important. If your experience to date has a greater leaning to a particular area, and you are keen to strike a better balance, this is the perfect move.
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This is an important career move. Call me for a no-obligation, discreet chat in the first instance, rather than sending your CV, and we can assess whether this opportunity is in line with your own career goals. My contact details are as follows:
020 3815 6814 (dd)
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