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Job Description

Employment Senior Solicitor Hertfordshire

Employment Senior Solicitor Hertfordshire

Employment Senior Solicitor Hertfordshire.  Our clients – a long established but progressive eight-partner solicitors firm based in Hertfordshire – seek an Employment Senior Solicitor. Their fee earners are all specialists, and they act for a wide range of commercial, private and public sector clients. They are ranked in Chambers and are accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS accreditation.

Job Purpose and Duties and Responsibilities – Employment Senior Solicitor

The purpose of the role is to take on an existing caseload as well as develop relationships with new clients and to be actively involved in business development. The successful candidate will work alongside the employment partner, two solicitors and support staff. The appointment will be 10+ years PQE level with experience in both contentious and non-contentious work.

The Employment Senior Solicitor role is an employment specialist role spanning all aspects of employment law. The successful applicant will report to the Head of the Employment Practice Area.

In addition to the caseload the successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in all aspects of business development including presenting of seminars, writing articles and blogs and networking within the local business community and with key referrers.

Person Specification – Employment Senior Solicitor

Our client’s employment practice area has a strong reputation both locally and further afield. Their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share their core values.

Education/Qualifications

  • A qualified and practicing Solicitor with at least 10+ years PQE in employment Strong academic record

Knowledge and Experience

  • A sound knowledge and practical experience of employment work is essential.
  • Someone who is already an employment specialist.
  • Experience of and a real interest in business development is essential
  • Working knowledge of civil litigation is desirable but not essential
  • Supervision of junior staff is desirable but not essential

Abilities & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with clients and colleagues alike
  • Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail
  • The ability to produce statements of case, witness statements and court notices with the need to rely on counsel only in complex matters
  • Appear in less complex Employment Tribunals without assistance of counsel
  • Present seminars and workshops on topics within your area of practice to existing and prospective clients
  • Ability to meet and exceed time recording and financial targets
  • Participate in the firm’s internal meetings as appropriate
  • Commercially minded
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong verbal communicator

Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients’ needs

  • Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm’s profile and to recognise new business opportunities
  • Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care
  • Good advocacy skills
  • An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative
  • Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Personal Attributes

  • A team player who is looking for a long term future with a progressive, well regarded firm
  • Driving license and access to own car
  • Willing to work long hours when necessary

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare
  • Onsite parking
  • Bonus scheme
  • Gym/wellbeing benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Exposure to quality caseload
  • Career progression opportunities

Apply today – 01279 260096