24 Aug, 2018

Employment Solicitor / Legal Executive (Grantham/Newark)

  • Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management
  • Grantham, UK
Full time Solicitor

Job Description

Hours of Work: 09.00 – 17.15 – Monday to Friday (36.25 per week)

We are seeking a confident, proactive Employment Solicitor or Legal Executive to be based at either our Grantham or Newark Office, but to provide cover at both offices as necessary and undertake work for a wide spectrum of both business and personal clients.

Chattertons have achieved “Ones to Watch” status following our first ever staff survey with the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work, which means we have good levels of employee engagement and we are looking to increase engagement over the next year so we can improve our ranking even further.

The Chattertons Employment law team is an ambitious and growing team, and have recently been ranked in the Legal 500 as a Tier 4 firm within the East Midlands.

The ideal candidate will have a real passion for Employment law and a good level of knowledge and/or experience in this area. Strong research, drafting and negotiating skills are paramount, as is an ability to approach problems in a commercially-minded way. Of particular importance for the role is a desire to undertake business development and marketing activity as there will be a strong emphasis on building up contacts in the local area and developing a client base.

You will be a confident, proactive and structured individual with experience in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment work including:

  • Advising employers/employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, TUPE transfers, business restructuring/redundancies, settlement agreements, company policies and procedures, dismissal and contractual issues.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Employment Tribunal rules, procedures and protocols.
  • Experienced at undertaking full preparation for cases in the Employment Tribunal, ideally with experience at undertaking own advocacy.
  • Preparing for and delivering seminars.
  • Regularly attending local networking and business development events in order to build contacts within the local area.
  • Drafting articles for marketing purposes and contributing to the Firm’s social media accounts to raise the profile of the firm and the Employment team.

In addition, you will work with the Company’s Marketing Policy to promote and enhance the reputation and business of the company.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious induvial to work with autonomy to build their own thriving Employment law caseload, with excellent opportunities for progression within the Firm.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Maintain excellent levels of service for existing clients.
  • Develop new business, build and maintain a case load and promote the Employment Team.
  • Build business contacts within the local area and actively market self, team and Firm, through a variety of BD activity.
  • Produce fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives.
  • To keep informed of all changes in the law and practice in own area of work.
  • Maintain and enhance up to date legal skills.
  • Take responsibility for financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Perform work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the Company’s quality and risk procedures.
  • Take an active role in the development of the Company and maximise cross referrals.

  • Ability to take account of diversity and equality in all aspects of role.

Chattertons recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. The Company has an Equality and Diversity Policy and this sets out the Company’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is available upon request. 

Competitive Salary

Yes

Sector

Employment  

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