Employment Partner

Job Description

Salary: Not specified

This entrepreneurial firm have a level of technical know-how and commercial astuteness that stands them part from a conventional law firm. This is an opportunity to work alongside industry leaders at an award-winning heavyweight firm.

The Firm

The practice is highly ranked in the Legal 500, making them stand out for their notable strength, experience, and presence in several industry sectors. They house many Partners and several that are ex City lawyers.

The Partners work synonymously and collaboratively together to really drive the practice forward by combining their critical legal expertise with commercial nous and strategic thinking. They pride themselves on being entrepreneurial, dedicated and versatile.

The high retention of staff has allowed the firm to grow substantially and organically, and this is echoed by the abundance of opportunity to progress within the firm. There is a strong management team with several partners being personally recognised in the Legal 500 for their work at the firm.

The practice has a strong leadership team. They have an increasing number of home-grown partners, which demonstrates well, their level of career development and investment. They have a first-rate reputation for delivering industry leading development by outside organisations that come into the firm to conduct training on a wide range of subject matters.

The firm have an exciting client base, advising major household names and thus giving them a high-profile reputation while maintaining their identity as approachable, sociable, yet a professional firm.

The Role

The firm are looking for an Employment Partner to join their buzzing office in Manchester.

You will work closely with the other Partners within the employment department, and more generally across the firm, to drive the business forwards. You will work as part of a driven and commercially successful leadership team.

You will work on a varied and interesting caseload covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including contract and policy drafting, discrimination issues, managing discipline and performance, and redundancy and restructurings.

You will mentor and oversee the work of junior Lawyers and help them to progress in their careers.

You will find real variety to the work that you do, this will make for an interesting role. You will deal with clients of all sizes, ranging from OMB, SME to National clients. The firm deal across many industry sectors, this will include but not be limited to; FMCG, Finance, Banking, Retail, IT, Travel and farming / agriculture.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda. The firm are succession planning are keen to find the next generation of senior Lawyers.

Requirements

* You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience and applications are invited from even the most experienced candidates)
* A transferable client base or regional contacts is highly advantageous
* You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
* You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
* You will have strong business development capabilities
* Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential

Remuneration

* Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Employment Partner role where at this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in Manchester.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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