Associate / Senior Associate - Employment

Cardiff office Legal

Closing date: 12 January 2020

An opportunity has arisen for an Associate or Senior Associate to join the Employment and HR Services team at our Cardiff Office.

Our Employment Law team deals with a full range of employment law issues, including providing day to day advice to employers, corporate and commercial support, training as well as employment tribunal litigation. We work with clients to go further than just offering employment law advice by working to understand the ramifications that decisions could have for the wider business. We also offer advice for individuals on anything from settlement agreements to discrimination and harassment.                      

The successful candidate will preferably have between 5 - 8 years PQE experience.

Reporting to the Department Head, the role will include responsibility for a mixed caseload of contentious and non contentious work with minimum supervision. Although most of the work is for respondents, experience of acting for individuals will be advantageous.

The role will involve -

  • Advising employers/employees on a range of matters including unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, TUPE transfers, business restructuring/redundancies, settlement agreements, company policies and procedures, dismissals and contractual issues.
  • Conducting Employment Tribunal litigation
  • Drafting HR policies and procedures
  • Writing articles for marketing purposes and contributing to the Firm’s social media accounts to raise the profile of the firm and the employment team.

Experience of conducting advocacy will also be valued as will the ability to speak and write in the Welsh language.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational and time management skills, and proven experience of maintaining and developing excellent client relationships. They will be required to make a pro-active contribution to implementing the department’s business plan, including delivering seminars and training as well as attending networking events and building relationships with new and existing clients.

We are seeking a forward-thinking individual whose attitude and approach to work will be as important as previous experience.