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Employment Solicitor

11 April 2024

About Loch Associates group

We are not your traditional law firm, we deliver a whole lot more than just legal advice.

We are a group of companies delivering commercially focused legal advice and solutions, HR support, wellbeing and training, mediation and dispute resolution services to a variety of clients. The exciting part is, it doesn’t stop there as we are constantly developing new products and services to meet our clients’ needs.

With hybrid and other flexible working arrangements in place, our offices in London and across the South East of England give you the flexibility to work from a base which is close to home without the need for unnecessary travel.

We have ambitious plans to grow and the right person can benefit from being part of a high performing team within a growing business.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Employment Solicitor with at least 3 years PQE to join our team.

Joining a dynamic business, you will play a key role in providing high level and proactive advice and assistance to our clients on a range of employment matters..

Ultimately, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and is happy to work in an extremely collaborative environment. We need someone who can manage their own workload as well as providing supervision to junior members of the team. You will have strong technical knowledge, excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and prioritise workload without supervision. Someone who is keen to help grow our business so you will thrive on identifying potential new clients or development opportunities in your local area and nurturing existing relationships.

What will you be doing on a daily basis?

  • Provide advice on a range of employment issues both contentious and non-contentious
  • Advise employers and employees on employment/commercial problems and disputes
  • Draft contracts, agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Supervise junior team members providing technical guidance and helping to manage workload
  • Proactively identify business development opportunities
  • Actively participate in networking and marketing initiatives for the firm
  • Build excellent relationships with new and existing clients
  • Design and deliver training to clients and potential new clients as part of business development work.
  • Prepare Tribunal or Court cases.
  • Day to day running of a caseload with minimal supervision
  • Working with our Accounts team to ensure that our billing process in completed in a timely and efficient manner.

The Team

This role will be key in helping to develop and grow our business within the South East. You will work closely with our team of Employment Solicitors and Support team to deliver an excellent service to our clients:

How we work together

Our values play a fundamental role in defining how we work together. We are a close knit team of just under 30 in total, we respect that everyone brings something different to the table and therefore everyone has a voice which is listened to. We are constantly trying to be better at everything we do, and we strive for a culture of continuous improvement. In practice, this means that everyone in the business regardless of their role can really make a difference to how we operate and grow.

A number of the team work flexibly, either on a reduced hours basis or with some home working. However, we regularly ensure that the whole team get together for business and performance updates so our teams feel personally invested in the group and its growth.

On a day to day basis, we give people the flexibility to perform their role with the support of their manager and a close knit team of colleagues if they need a helping hand. This means that we normally have the following in place:

  • Daily check-ins with managers to discuss workload and priorities.
  • Weekly team meetings to review workload and move work around if people are feeling too busy or have projects coming up and need extra support. We also monthly team meetings to discuss and plan any non-client work which might be marketing initiatives or getting to grips with a new finance system.
  • Monthly 121 meetings. These meetings give our team a chance to discuss their personal performance and development with their manager. It’s an opportunity to receive and provide constructive feedback to ensure that our colleagues are getting the most out of their role.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • at least 3 years PQE gained within an established Employment team.
  • Strong relationship management and networking skills.
  • Ability to present to and advise clients.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Prior experience of supervising junior team members.
  • Organised, with an ability to prioritise and a tenacity to see projects and tasks through to completion.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.
  • Ambitious with drive to help identify opportunities and grow our business.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience in addition to:-

– workplace pension.

– Private medical insurance.

– A health cashback plan which also covers dependent children under the age of 18.

– Group Life Insurance.

– A discretionary performance related bonus scheme.

– 25 days holiday (full time) per year, plus Bank Holidays in England.

– Your birthday off work.

Other Requirements

You must be able to evidence your right to work in the United Kingdom.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Tunbridge Wells: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Tunbridge Wells

To apply, please email [email protected]

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