Posted on: 2020-03-16

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Legal and Professional Services

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National Firm, Top 55, Legal 500 Ranked, Leicester

About the firm

A rare opportunity has a arisen to join a thriving employment team in the East Midlands. You will be joining a firm with an exceptional reputation who have been listed as a top 55 law firm in the UK, in addition to their numerous Legal 500 rankings across various disciplines.

The employment team are a close-knit group of talented lawyers who have a strong combination of business and technical skills and they are keen to welcome a solicitor to the team who will benefit from the coaching that they have to offer. If you're looking to accelerate your learning and broaden your employment knowledge, this team will invest their time in you to ensure that you reach your full potential as an employment solicitor.

It is a really exciting time for this team with a healthy stream of work coming in, plans to continue their growth and team members who have been recommended in the Legal500 listings; it genuinely is the best time to be joining!

The Role

You will be responsible for handling a range of employment matters, on behalf of clients, which will include both contentious and non-contentious matters. You will have the exciting opportunity to work with a diverse client base including national and international companies based in transport, retail, manufacturing and logistics.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Handling employer and employee work - the majority of the workload will be on behalf of the employer
  • You will be attending client meetings and taking instructions
  • Representing clients in court during disputes, when necessary.
  • Instructing counsel to appear in court, on behalf of the client, when more complex disputes arise
  • Assisting and some supervision of more junior fee earners, delegating work to rotating trainee solicitors and collaborating with other team members to work on complex matters.
  • Drafting of documents, contracts and letters

The most enticing element to this opportunity is the level of responsibility you will be given. The partner wants each team member to be busy, constantly learning and feel excited about their career with the firm; you will be given the perfect platform to grow as a solicitor with a clear route to progression laid out for you.

About you

Personality is key; the team are keen to welcome a solicitor who is enthusiastic, passionate and will inject energy into the work they are given.

You will also possess:

  • Up to 3 years PQE in employment law - if you are newly qualified, then you will have undertaken a seat in employment during your training contract
  • A desire to specialise in employment law
  • An appetite to collaborate with the team on their projects whilst undertaking your own employment work

If you are interested in hearing further about this rare employment solicitor opportunity in Leicester, please contact Sophie Swallow on 0121 634 5171.


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Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


Sophie Swallow
+44 121 634 5171
2 Snow Hill
B4 6GA Birmingham
United Kingdom

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