Employment Solicitor

Employment Solicitor

We are currently recruiting for an Employment Solicitor to be based at our Duke House office in Leeds city centre. The role will involve managing a caseload of employment matters under supervision and supporting the Partner / Head of Department.

The role is suitable for a NQ – 3 years PQE with experience of employment claimant work and with good knowledge of the employment tribunal process.

The successful applicant will be organised and methodical. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work quickly and efficiently to ensure deadlines are met and our excellent client care standards are maintained. They will also be friendly, professional and able to explain technical legal detail with clear and confident communication, both verbally and in writing.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take the next step in their career. Hard work and ability will be recognised and in return we offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge and build a successful career.

KEY TASKS

Running a case load of client matters under supervision.
Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions through to archiving, in accordance with office and accounts procedures.
Obtaining and preparing file documentation.
Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from the clients and other parties.
Dealing with client enquiries
Providing support to other fee earners in the Employment department.

KEY SKILLS – ESSENTIAL

Professional and friendly client care.
Ability to work accurately in accordance with procedures and processes.
Ability to deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and customer-friendly way.
Ability to present and argue a case orally and in writing.
Good and clear communication to deal with clients and other parties face to face.
Excellent telephone manner.
Accurate communication to produce clear and accurate letters and legal documents.
Confident IT skills.
Ability to learn quickly.
Ability to organise and prioritise work, under supervision, to meet clients’ expectations and matter deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
A flexible, pro-active and ‘can do’ attitude.

EXPERIENCE

6+ months experience in a similar role
NQ – 3 years PQE or relevant experience

QUALIFICATIONS

Current Practising Certificate for qualified applicants

SALARY

Dependant on skills and experience. Please include your current salary and salary expectations within your application.

LOCATION

Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE

ROLE TYPE

Full-time, permanent.

Ison Harrison is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any grounds other than the ability to carry out the job specification.

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