Employment Associate 2+PQE

South East England
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
This is your chance to join our award winning employment team, working in a varied role advising clients across a range of employment related instructions.

About the role

Our UK employment team is made up of over 40 qualified lawyers across six locations. We are committed to all our lawyers gaining an excellent mix of work and experience, and are able to deliver this given the exceptional range of clients that we work with, and our first class training.

You will be involved in advising commercial clients in relation to matters including:

• day-to-day employment queries including (but not limited to) disciplinary/grievance matters, ill health and disability issues and changes to terms and conditions,

• HR data privacy,

• senior executive contracts, negotiations and terminations,

• collective matters such as redundancies, integration and TUPE,

• wider support of employment aspects of corporate transactions,

• trade union matters, and

• tribunal litigation where you will be expected to conduct the advocacy on behalf of our clients at employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal.

Our team also plays a central role in CMS as a global provider of employment legal advice and regularly advises clients on cross-jurisdictional projects.

About you

Given the type of work you will undertake we anticipate that you will need to have minimum 2-3 years' relevant PQE (or equivalent including training contract experience) to meet the demands of the role.

You will also have an excellent academic record.

Your experience in employment law will be varied and you will have advised clients directly, as well as having supported transactional work.

Ideally you will have experience before the employment tribunals.

Some immigration experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

Appropriate legal qualification.

About us

CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

CMS, Nabarro and Olswang have recently combined to create a truly modern, ambitious, sector driven and technology focused firm for the future. Together we are the 6th largest UK law firm (by UK revenue) and the 6th largest law firm globally (by headcount) with outstanding global reach: serving 39 countries across 70 offices.

All 3 firms have very similar values running through them which will ring true after the combination. We work hard to be a truly client-focused law firm. That means not just understanding the unique challenges of every market sector, but also providing a service that's tailored to the needs of each client. Our partners are hands-on and work hard to get closer to clients with everything from joint training initiatives and advice surgeries to visits and social events. What's more, our teams have the ideal balance of personality and industry expertise to suit the varied needs of our clients.

Equal opportunities

We welcome and promote diversity among our staff and we are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment practice.

If you are interested please apply online or contact Natalie Koenig, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.

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