Job: Employment Lawyer
Employment Lawyer - Reading - Hybrid Working
Join a Dynamic Employment Law Team
A leading commercial law firm with offices in Reading and across the region, is seeking a talented and motivated solicitor to join their esteemed employment law team in the Reading office. Renowned for consistently high ratings in the legal directories, their employment law team caters to a diverse clientele, from multinational companies to innovative startups.
As an Employment Law Solicitor, you will play a vital role within the Reading-based employment team, situated in the heart of Reading. You will handle a varied and exciting workload, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters for Claimants and Respondents. Your responsibilities will encompass providing advice, drafting essential documentation, conducting negotiations, and advocating in tribunals. This role offers the opportunity to work with Partners & Associates while also independently managing cases. The firm encourage solicitors to undertake advocacy to gain comprehensive case insights, making previous tribunal and advocacy experience advantageous.
- Advise clients by telephone, in person, and in writing, handling complex issues such as protected disclosure, discrimination, and equal pay.
- Manage employment tribunal claims from start to finish, including drafting, taking statements, strategy, merits, and advocacy where appropriate.
- Actively participate in business development initiatives, attending events, networking, supporting social media campaigns, and presenting webinars.
The successful candidate will possess strong technical capability, research skills, and demonstrable practical experience in employment law. A natural interest in business development, excellent time management, and organisational skills are essential. You should be adept at working independently and collaboratively, building strong teams. A results-oriented work ethic, attention to detail, determination, and a positive attitude will contribute to your success in this role.
Salary and Benefits:
The firm believe in work-life balance and operate a hybrid working model to accommodate individual needs. Their modern offices in Reading offer a convenient location, with close proximity to transport networks, shopping centers, and restaurants. They foster a vibrant work culture with an active social and charity committee. You'll receive 25 days of annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, extensive benefits, and a pension plan.
If interested to hear more please contact Matthew Dewsnap at QED Legal or apply online.