Job: Employment Lawyer

18th September 2023
Reading, United Kingdom
Job Type
Type of Lawyer
  • Solicitor
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Work Hours
Reference No:
Start Date
Area of Law
  • Employment Law
Contact Email
Matt Dewsnap
Contact Phone
07300 236070
South East


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.

Role Summary:

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Key Attributes:
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.

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