Professional Support Lawyer - Employment/Pensions
Great opportunity for an experienced Solicitor who would like to work 3 days a week a Professional Support Lawyer for a top rated law firm in their Employment and Pensions practice group which is a multidisciplinary team, able to advise on both litigation and advisory matters.
Areas of focus include:
Employment - Design and roll out HR policies, review executive pay, co-ordinate employment cost-cutting
exercises and advise on contentious employment issues.
Pensions - Advise both pension scheme trustees and sponsors on legal issues faced when operating a pension scheme.
Employee incentives - Design bespoke remuneration structures to suit clients' specific objectives.
Maintaining a cutting-edge knowledge of employment law and practice; Developing and maintaining the team's knowhow resources, including precedents and user-friendly knowhow banks; Co-ordinating internal knowhow meetings, including identifying relevant topics,
dealing with queries, planning training timetables, presenting/organising speakers (including external speakers where relevant), overseeing arrangements and monitoring attendance; Co-ordinating the Employment and Pensions trainee and junior associate training programme, including developing working systems for efficient service delivery (for example, a transaction support model/toolkit); Assisting junior members of the team with establishing and maintaining efficient and profitable working practices; Co-ordinating with other departments to arrange cross-departmental knowhow and keep the team updated on relevant developments in other areas; Preparing legal updates and briefings for clients and liaising with fee earners to ensure relevant and appropriate legal developments are communicated to the firm's
clients in a coherent, proactive and timely manner; Developing and maintaining the team's web/Quest pages and social media presence; Co-ordinating external and client seminars, including carrying out research, preparing slides and materials, and presenting/organising speakers, as appropriate; Representing the team in external professional networks; Preparation of pitch and other marketing documents in conjunction with the Business Development team where appropriate, including preparing information packs on
prospective clients; In conjunction with the BD team, coordinating the employment and pensions teams' annual directory submissions;
Occasional recording of chargeable time where appropriate, including supervising junior associates on client matters.
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