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Principal Associate - Employment (Education)

Errington Legal
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB) with hybrid working
Market Rate + Benefits
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
7+ Years

Job Details

A senior role within a Chambers & Partners Band 1 and Legal 500 Employment Team. who are continuing to develop and grow.

Principle Associate - Employment (Education) - Cambridge with hybrid working available


A highly regarded and forward thinking national law firm with an excellent client base and are regarded as one of the leading higher education firms in the country


  • Undertake a broad mix of contentious and non-contentious work predominantly for higher education clients but also for schools, further education colleges, charities and education related clients.
  • Focus on working for clients in London and the Eastern region, but you will also be involved in working for our higher education clients across the country.
  • Higher education is a key sector for the firm and is highly regarded throughout the firm and the work is technically very interesting, 
  • You will be involved in delivering a programme of training, seminars and legal updates to clients and targets.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at a senior level, to support further growth, to lead on developing clients, and help to develop more junior members of the team.


  • 8+ years’ employment experience gained in a reputable firm with a substantive employment law practice.
  • An interest in working for education clients, as well as a clear drive and enthusiasm for employment law
  • Strong technical competence and legal knowledge in employment law
  • Deliver high quality and commercially focused advice
  • Experience in managing Employment Tribunal litigation
  • Training can be provided on sector specific issues. If you are a senior lawyer but have not worked in the higher education sector before, all you need is an interest in working at a senior level with great clients and a desire to be part of the firms growth plans.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working.
  • Staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance
  • Tailored reward package

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Hollie Preston at Errington Legal.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter, committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive recruitment process. We embrace and promote diversity as we understand the importance and value of this both for us and our clients.


Errington Legal is a legal specialist recruiter covering Solicitor and Legal Support vacancies in Cambridge, East Anglia and London. As specialists we are able to offer our candidates and clients a bespoke and proactive level of service during a recruitment campaign.
Our candidates are highly valued and respected by Errington Legal. We know how important a career move is to any individual, and we understand that we need to be there to suggest and advise, not pressure or push.


As a result of our extensive contacts and relationships we can offer you access to the finest legal firms in the area.

With our salary and market knowledge, we are in a good position to offer realistic advice on salary levels and also make sure that the candidate gets a competitive deal.

We offer feedback and support during and after the interview process.

Our relationships are always fully confidential and honest. No information on any individual is ever passed on to third parties without prior consent.
Errington Legal is committed to offering our clients a higher level of service as we have excellent market knowledge and access to the best calibre of candidates in the local area. We are able to identify the most talented and suitable candidates that will better support growing, forward thinking law firms and companies. 

Company info
01223 803814
Nine Hills Road
United Kingdom

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