Role: Employment Solicitor / Legal Executive

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Salary: £32,000 – £50,000

Contract: Permanent

About CRA Consulting:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

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About the Business:

Our client are a regionally recognised law firm with strong presence in the local high streets. The firm hold a great reputation and boast excellent work quality, a strong business model and experienced professionals throughout. In addition, the employment law team have an excellent financial performance record over many years.

This opportunity is ideal for an experienced employment law professional with experience running claimant employment law work. As the successful candidate, you will be joining a friendly organisation with a great working environment.

If successful, you will perform the following role as an Employment Solicitor / Legal Executive:

  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients in varied employment law cases, including unfair dismissal, disciplinary matters, discrimination, redundancies, contract disputes and TUPE advice
  • Conduct initial consultations with clients, gather relevant information, and assess the legal merits of their cases.
  • Represent clients at Tribunals, negotiations, and mediations, advocating their best interests and ensuring their rights are protected. With initial training & development if newly qualified
  • Conduct legal research and stay up-to-date with changes in employment law legislation, precedents, and case law.
  • Offer guidance and support to clients, explaining legal processes, potential outcomes, and strategies for resolving disputes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external professionals
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files, documentation, and billing records in compliance with professional standards and regulations.
  • Foster and maintain strong client relationships, providing regular updates, managing expectations, and offering reassurance during challenging situations.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and participate in professional development activities to enhance legal knowledge and skills.

The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday rising to 26 days plus bank holidays after 1 years service
  • Holiday rising to 31 says plus bank holidays after 5 years
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (3x annual salary)
  • Discounted travel to work scheme
  • Healthcare (voluntary benefit)
  • Recruitment initiative for referrals
  • Discounted legal services
  • Free conveyancing
  • Free will drafting
  • Employee ownership scheme
  • Profit scheme
  • Bonuses
  • Hybrid working and agile working considered

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified solicitor or legal executive with a minimum of 1 years of experience specialising in Employment Law
  • Newly qualified applications welcome as long as you hold a minimum of 1 years pre-qualifying work experience in Employment law
  • Experience working on claimant employment law files required.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of employment law legislation, regulations, and procedures.
  • Strong advocacy skills with the ability to effectively represent clients’ interests in tribunals, meetings or alternative dispute resolution settings.(preferred)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly and concisely to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse caseload, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills to assess and evaluate legal issues effectively.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving, with the ability to think strategically and provide innovative legal solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with clients, colleagues, and external stakeholders.

How to apply:

If this Employment Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the role further please call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This Employment Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.

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