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Employment Solicitor - Department Head

QED Legal
Leamington Spa
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
Employment, Employee Benefits, General Employment

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Lawyer to join an established and highly respected firm in Leamington Spa. This ambitious and growing team have a strong client base across the local area, and the West Midlands, and therefore enjoys a steady and varied stream of casework.

We are looking for an experienced, organised and highly motivated individual to build out the employment department at an already thriving firm with support from the leadership team, to take on an existing workload from cross-department referrals whilst also focussing on business development strategies.

The role provides the opportunity to take on a variety of work including:

  • Settlement agreements
  • Redundancy matters
  • Business re-organisations
  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Equality and discrimination claims
  • Absence Management
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Contracts, policies and handbooks
The successful candidate will have 5+ years post qualification experience with both respondents and claimants. 

Salary from £50,000 to £65,000 depending on experience.
Fantastic benefits including but not limited to:
Hybrid working
Pension Scheme
Retail discounts
Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare costs
Clear progression plan
Health Plan & Insurance
Gym Membership Discount
Charity Day

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact



As a recruiter you have to network and speak to large amounts of people and lots of law firms to really understand the market and have the connections to match people with opportunity quickly when the time arises. A good recruiter needs to be Quick, Excellent and Dynamic in everything that they do. Allow the team at QED to demonstrate what they can do for your career.

• Partner moves – both full equity and fixed share equity
• Team moves
• Firm Mergers / Bolt-on’s
• Succession / retirement planning
• In House Counsel
• Patent / Trademark Attorneys
• Other jurisdictions – placing lawyers into and from other countries
• Professional Support Lawyers
• Associate moves – focusing not just on team and culture fit but also client and work quality and room for future advancement.
• Assistant moves – lawyers cannot afford to make mistakes with their career moves. In the crucial early years exposure to the correct mentor and clients is essential.
• Legal professionals – FILEX, MILEX, ILEX, Licenced Conveyancers, paralegals, legal assistants and fee earners
• Support services - practice managers, COLP / COFA – regulatory and compliance, office managers, IT developers, case management specialists, law costs draftsmen and negotiators, legal secretaries, legal cashiers

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