Employment Associate/Senior Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: Employment
Location: Birmingham
The Team

We are a national team of 25 lawyers covering Employment, Pensions and Immigration. We have a collaborative and collegiate culture, our client base is international and we are known to provide solutions to complex issues facing employers in the private sector. The Team is supported by tax and share incentives lawyers and HR consultants.

We act for a broad spectrum of respondent clients including international corporates across a variety of sectors.

You can expect to manage your own caseload and to lead on larger, more complex matters. There are also many opportunities to take part in business development initiatives with new and existing clients. This role will be based in our Birmingham office with some travel to London and Manchester.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own matters
  • Lead on larger transactions and cases
  • Communicate effectively with clients
  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced qualified lawyer from a top rated Employment practice and with a keen interest in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Strong academic record and intellectual capability.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy and natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.