Locum Employment Lawyer

England, East Anglia
£30 - £40 per hour
12 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Emily Bulman
Vacancy Type
Barristers, Public Sector
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Senior Level

This local authority legal team in East Anglia has an exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable Employment Lawyer to join their dynamic team. This interim position is well suited to an individual that is looking to work as part of a large legal services department but handle high profile and demanding cases autonomously

You will be responsible for giving expert legal advice on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, to your team as well as internal departments and outside bodies

Duties will include:

  • Managing a busy caseload of varied and complex employment law cases
  • Providing legal advice on non-contentious and contentious employment law matters
  • Reviewing claims made against the council and external clients on their merits
  • Drafting pleadings and witness statements
  • Negotiating settlements and drafting compromise agreements
  • Advising on whistle blowing, TUPE, unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination complaint

To be successful in this post you will need:

  • A legal qualification as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive (Fellow)
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience working in employment law
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with senior managers quickly
  • Experience working in the public sector or on behalf of public sector clients
  • Employment Tribunal and Appeal experience

This locum assignment will last a minimum of three months and is expected to be worked on a full time basis. Homeworking may be possible after an initial period

The hourly rate offered will be between £30 and £40 per hour on a PAYE or Umbrella Company basis.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV to emilybulman@chadwicknott.co.uk or to arrange a time for a confidential discussion.

We look forward to your application.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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