Careers

Solicitor

Role profile: Role Profile Level 3
PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm)
Division: Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Team: EPI Liverpool or Birmingham
Location: Liverpool
The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2019 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our market leading Employment, Pensions and Immigration team advises employers across the UK on all aspects of employment, pensions and immigration law. Our clients are some of the UK's largest and best known employers. We believe that the quality of our clients and strength of our relationships with our clients speaks volumes about the quality of the service we provide.

The role

To manage a mixed caseload of employment work and provide HR employment law advice to clients. This role will also be closely aligned to working with client on a national basis dealing with in excess of 400 employment tribunal claims a year.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of employment work – predominately discrimination, whistleblowing and complex unfair dismissal employment tribunal claims
  • Conduct multi-day advocacy at the Employment Tribunal on a national basis and remotely where necessary
  • Provide strategic employment law and HR advice
  • Management of client relationships with key stakeholders
  • Recording and reporting client management information and trends
  • Assist in the designation and implementation of innovation and product development
  • Work in accordance with client and internal SLAs
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the remit of the role.

The person specification
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience in employment law
  • Employment tribunal advocacy experience is essential
  • Technically strong and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Methodical, organised approach
  • The role is ideally based in our Liverpool or Birmingham office. The firm supports and encourages flexible working arrangements
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.