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Senior Employment Solicitor

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, London, Soho
£80000 - £95000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Executive, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

This Top 200 firm is seeking a Senior Solicitor to join their flourishing Employment Department. They like to grow organically, so there is a clear pathway to Partnership with this role.

This award-winning firm is pioneering in its approach to legal services. They have developed several systems utilising innovative technology which are standing them out from the crowd. This is improving efficiency throughout the firm, resulting in Lawyers having more time to give great client service, fee earn, and develop new professional relationships. This firm has innovation at its core.

The firm is nestled in the heart of London's West End, where culture, commerce, and innovation collide, their location goes hand-in-hand with their vibrant client base.

The firm is multi-service and has a strong client base on both the business and personal side. You will find a client base that has been nurtured and built up over many decades. The breadth and variety of the clients create an interesting and stimulating workload. You will find OMB, HNW individuals, innovative new start-ups, overseas companies setting up shop in the UK, individuals in the public eye, some well-known household name companies, and also your more ordinary run-of-the-mill client.

The firm has a diverse partnership which has created a well-rounded management team of many different strengths and talents. There is good synergy between partners making for a very collaborative approach between departments, ensuring that all business opportunities are seized and clients are offered a well-rounded service. The firm is well-run, agile, and lean. They have great finances and a healthy balance sheet with good profits posted year after year.

They have an impressive plan for targeted, considered, and strategic growth. This also involves succession planning over the coming 36 months. The firm currently stands at just over 100 members of staff. The firm is agile and able to act swiftly when making business decisions, they are not held back by bureaucracy and corporate red tape often associated with larger practices.

This firm places training, mentoring, and development at the core of everything they do. From the way senior lawyers mentor juniors at the start of their careers, to their open-door policy where everyone in the firm is encouraged to voice feedback and join the conversation, right through to supporting and mentoring Lawyers right through their careers as they get to partnership and beyond. Their approach to training couldn't be more well demonstrated by their growing number of homegrown partners.

The Role

This firm is currently seeking a Senior Employment Solicitor to join their West End, London office.

The team is busy and due to an influx of new work. You will work with the partners to drive the department forward, whilst mentoring and supporting the more junior members of the team.

The employment department currently consists of a team of five, they work under the litigation department. Litigation is a core focus for the firm. You will work closely with the wider litigation team and corporate and commercial departments. The firm has recently had a large uptick in instructions as a result of multiple client wins, and new partner hires. There is excellent communication and collaboration running through the whole firm.

You will work as part of this growing, professional, and vibrant employment team. You will find that you will work across a broad range of industry sectors which will make for an interesting caseload.

They work with many household names and well-known public figures, but they also work with smaller and large publishers, hospitality, media, technology companies, app developers, OMB businesses, and foreign companies that are coming to London to set up shop.

You will deal with both contentious and non-contentious employment work, both for companies and individuals. The caseload will include but not be limited to; Settlement agreements, dismissals, restrictive covenants, senior executive, discrimination, disciplinary, restructuring, TUPE and corporate support.


  • You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least 4 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • You should have experience of developing and winning new business
  • You will have had good experience dealing with a broad palette of employment work
  • Experience in mentoring and leading more junior lawyers is to advantage but is not essential.
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your background.

Apply now for this Senior Employment Solicitor role based in the heart of the West End of London, feel free to call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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