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Employment Associate - Contentious - 2 - 5 PQE

Clifton Legal
Bristol (GB)
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Exciting Opportunity for an Employment Lawyer - Associate Level - Contentious 
2 - 5+ years PQE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Employment Associate with 2-5 years PQE to join a reputable Insurance law firm in Bristol. This role offers a chance to work within a thriving and friendly team, providing high levels of responsibility and a busy, varied, caseload focused on contentious work with potential for career advancement.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Excellent technical knowledge of Employment law and procedures.
  • Managing all aspects of employment law, including litigation and advisory work for both employees and employers.
  • Providing guidance on unfair dismissal claims, discrimination, harassment, medical disputes, and whistle-blowing.
  • Negotiating with legal representatives and interacting with tribunals, including preparing ET3’s and witness statements.
  • Demonstrating strong client management skills and the ability to excel in a high-pressure environment. The ideal candidate must be prepared to hit the ground running!
  • Hybrid/remote working options available based on level of PQE.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity or would like more information on similar roles, please contact Sharzad Michaels at Clifton Legal for a confidential discussion.  Ref: 32862


Clifton Legal is the legal division of Clifton Search - a specialist search and selection recruitment firm. We are a niche, boutique firm and focus purely on the legal and corporate governance markets. Our primary focus is on opportunities from newly qualified to General Counsel level.


We set up Clifton in 2014 to fulfil what we believed was a gap in the market to provide clients and candidates in our core markets with the knowledge and connections of a specialist and experienced recruitment partner allied to a pro-active and integrated approach. In essence we bring the professionalism and targeted networking approach of a search solution but with a functional rather than sector driven model. We augment this with the personal touch, flexibility and proactive rate of response of a traditional contingent recruitment service.


The leadership team has c50 years of recruitment experience and as experienced recruiters with a proven track record, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of our markets, a large network of legal and governance professionals and a genuine passion for delivering a professional, honest and quality service to all stakeholders within the recruitment process.


We are rigorous in ensuring that we have a thorough understanding of both candidate and client requirements at the outset to ensure the delivery of a well-matched service and a successful campaign for both parties.


Our long-standing client base is comprised of large UK, US and European listed multinationals and corporate businesses and spans a wide range of sectors. We operate out of offices in Bristol and London but recruit right across the UK, Europe and the US.


Why work with us?

Unlike most recruitment companies we don’t operate with the typical “sales” driven culture that’s common in our sector. This gives us greater independence and objectivity and allows us to focus purely on your agenda and career aspirations and find the right opportunity for you – even if you are not “actively looking” in the market.

Whether you or keen to secure a new opportunity right now or simply keeping an eye on the market for that perfect opportunity, we commit to offer you:

  • Honest, impartial and specialist market advice/intelligence from recruiters with extensive experience.
  • CV appraisal and preparation guidance.
  • Full, in-depth application support throughout the recruitment process from initial approach, interview preparation and feedback, salary negotiation, resignation management – right up to starting your new opportunity.
  • Up to the minute and specific salary and benefits benchmarking relative to your experience, sector and location.
  • Long term career planning and professional development advice.
  • Complete confidentiality and a guarantee that we will never share your CV with any third party without your express knowledge and consent.

If that sounds like the kind of recruitment partner that you would prefer to work with then please do get in touch with one of our directors:

Giles Boustead

Mobile: +44 7500 113 777



Chris Conner

Mobile: +44 7818 644 577



Bristol Office: +44 117 975 8600


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