Role profile: Role Profile Level 3
PQE: 3-5
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm)
Division: Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Team: EPI Leeds, London and Manchester
Location: Leeds
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 2021 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

We are recruting for a 3- 5 YR PQE Solicitor  to join our EPI Team in Leeds.

To manage a mixed caseload of employment work and provide HR employment law advice to clients.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a mixed caseload of employment work almost exclusively for employers
  • Provide HR and employment law advice to a wide range of clients
  • Assist other members of the team with their caseloads as appropriate
  • Draft and prepare letters, e-mails, documents, tribunal responses, bundles, witness statements and reports
  • Conduct advocacy in the Employment Tribunal from preliminary hearings to multi-day final hearings (subject to experience)
  • Carry out legal research
  • Draft articles and legal updates
  • Assist with business development initiatives including training and networking
  • Work in accordance with client and internal SLAs
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values and procedures
  • Contribute towards the achievement of defined financial and chargeable hours team targets
  • Comply with Data Protection compliance and procedures

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
  • 3 to 5 years PQE Solicitor
  • Demonstrable experience acting for a range of employers across a range of sectors
  • Advocacy experience preferable or willingness to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Methodical, organised approach
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
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.


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