EMPLOYMENT LAW SOLICITOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Location: The successful candidate will either be based in the Bristol office or the Gloucester office.  Salary: Competitive + Benefits Package Contract: Permanent, full time Davies and Partners Solicitors is a well-established law firm with over 30 years’ experience. It has a national reputation for excellence and strength in depth in a wide selection of legal services for businesses & individuals. There are 5 offices in London, Birmingham, Devon, Bristol and Gloucester.   Job Purpose To develop the Employment Law offering from the Bristol and Gloucester office with the support of the Departmental Head. There will be a medium to long term aim of growing an Employment Law Team and progressing through the management structure at Davies and Partners Solicitors. Key Duties and Responsibilities To carry out and be responsible for day-to-day conduct of allocated employment files and all aspects of connected work including advocacy where appropriate.  To be confident in handling all aspects of Employment Law for both Employer and Employee. To achieve legitimate billing in line with figures to be agreed with the Head of Department.   To demonstrate an awareness of clients’ needs and perceptions to the discharge of your work for them and to act promptly, pro-actively and efficiently in relation to all client matters. To assist colleagues in the Department with substantial case files and/or to assume conduct of such cases as may be appropriate. To assist colleagues in the Company and Commercial department on transactions requiring employment advice. To be willing to handle queries from the company’s other offices with the possibility of travelling to those offices from time to time. To work to strict deadlines in a pressurised but friendly environment. To liaise with support staff (i.e. Legal Secretaries) in a positive and proactive manner. To be prepared to performance manage support staff where required. To be willing to supervise any future trainee solicitors.  To liaise with the Head of Department on financial budgeting and training requirements/opportunities. To maintain accurate electronic records for clients. To act as a positive ambassador for Davies and Partners Solicitors. To actively participate in the business development of both the department and the firm, including as appropriate, networking, assistance of compilation of articles/newsletters and delivering seminars. To undertake appropriate and relevant professional development on a regular basis. To exhibit flexibility, particularly in times of holiday/sickness. To apply proper professional standards. Gaining an awareness of the provisions of the office manual and observing best practice in the prevention of claims against the company for professional negligence and in particular operating with a high degree of personal organisation. To comply with all other departmental procedures including the regulation and control client indebtedness. The following tasks provide a general overview of the types of activity, the candidate will be expected to engage in or oversee on a day-to-day basis. The tasks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities as all employees are required to be flexible, dynamic and have the capacity to think creatively when presented with challenges. Your job title does not define or limit your duties and you may be required to carry out other work within your abilities from time to time at our request. As part of our compliance procedures, applicants are asked to note that: references will be followed up; all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily; proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required; reference requests will ask specifically whether the applicant ever been subject to any proceedings/complaints initiated by the Law Society or any other professional body. appropriate suitability checks may be required prior to confirmation of appointment. This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will require applicants who are offered employment to be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. Equal Opportunities Davies and Partners Solicitors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable national laws. Davies and Partners Solicitors complies with applicable national laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. You may have experience in the following: Employment Law Lawyer, Employment Solicitor, Employment Legal Advisor, Employment Law Attorney, or Employment Law Specialist, etc. REF-(Apply online only)

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