• Permanent
  • Leeds
  • 58000

Position Available: Senior Associate – Employment Law
Location: Leeds (Hybrid) 
Salary: £58,000 to £78,000

About the role

A fantastic new opening has become available for a talented and ambitious Senior Associate within this thriving prestigious law firm. Applicants should have at least 5 years post-qualification experience (PQE) and have a passion for assisting clients with employment law related issues. 

This role entails offering support to a diverse clientele that includes prominent corporations, well-known local enterprises, rapidly growing small and medium-sized businesses, as well as high-net-worth individuals across numerous sectors.
There is a good strong mix of respondent and claimant work but there will be adefiante emphasis on respondent work.  The responsibilities involved are multi-faceted and include:

  • Dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters, as well as general advisory tasks
  • Managing your personal caseload and client relationships, understanding their unique needs, and nurturing new and existing connections
  • Covering a wide range of employment matters, aiding our transactional teams including corporate, commercial, and business restructuring and insolvency squads
  • Offering assistance to senior colleagues on intricate issues while also providing guidance and supervision to Associates and Trainee Solicitors
  • Participating in business development initiatives
  • Creating and executing in-person and virtual training and presentations

The Benefits:
This firm is known for their excellent work culture and dedication to employee well-being. The firm values their employees and only hire the best talent who demonstrate not only excellent technical skills but also a good character. As being part of this team, you can expect:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, and your birthday off (option to buy or sell holiday)
  • Private Health scheme
  • Profit share scheme
  • Volunteer days
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous ‘family-friendly leave’
  • A variety of wellness benefits (including onsite yoga, pilates, massage, and mental health programs)
  • A wide array of additional perks such as reduced travel/parking fees, a cycle to work scheme with secure bike storage on-site

You will also have the chance to participate in various clubs and committees, from book and crochet clubs to menopausal and carers support groups, as well as initiatives for social causes. We’re confident this firm can provide an environment that matches your passions and interests, both professionally and personally, and helps to foster lifelong friendships.

What We Need:
To succeed in this role, you should currently be working as an employment law specialist within a busy, well-respected employment department with at least 5 years PQE. The ability to forge strong internal and external relationships is crucial.

The firm primarily work for employers rather than claimants, so candidates with experience in representing employers are particularly welcome. Any knowledge of industrial relations would be beneficial, but not essential.

To truly thrive in our team, you need to be motivated, commercially aware, a team player, adaptable to change, able to remain composed under pressure, and proficient in both independent and collaborative work.

This role is based in Leeds, and offers the flexibility to work from home 2 days a week.

About the Team:
The team is comprised of ten distinguished lawyers who are consistently recognised in Chambers and the Legal 500. They pride themselves on providing pragmatic and commercially-focused advice to clients on complex issues. The primary goal is to ensure early intervention, minimise risk, and protect the clients’ interests.

How to Apply
For more information on this post contact Rob Addy on 0114 2418030 or click apply today with a copy of your cv. 


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