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A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the firm’s Employment team, one of the largest and fastest-growing in the East Midlands.

Our Employment team is recommended by The Legal 500 for the advice that they provide to “an impressive list of regional and national businesses on contentious and non-contentious employment matters”.

This role is responsible for managing a significant personal caseload of employment matters, this includes conducting own advocacy where necessary/appropriate.

As a senior member of the Employment team, this role is also responsible for taking an active lead on team development & mentoring, leading business development efforts, and taking on more complex fee-earning matters.

Reporting directly to the Head of Employment, the Employment Senior Associate/Partner should assist with setting team strategy and managing performance in accordance with financial & team targets as required.

The successful candidate will be required to:

Fee earning

  • Manage a varied caseload of complex matters that will include:
    • Providing employment law advice to education and commercial clients;
    • Drafting advice reports, supporting clients with processes and other documentation such as settlement agreements;
    • Assisting clients with HR processes and procedures;
    • Handling cases through tribunal proceedings; and
    • Providing support on employment issues arising in transactions.
  • As well as managing a personal caseload of more complex matters, the Employment Senior Associate/Partner is responsible for taking on additional workload where necessary in the instance that the department is nearing full capacity.
  • Provide ongoing technical support on matters for more junior fee-earners.
  • Ensure personal Employment knowledge is kept up to date and new advancements are communicated to the wider team.

Assisting management

  • Attend monthly fee-earner meetings with the wider Employment team. Contribute where required as a senior member of the team.
  • Attend regular one-to-one meetings with the Head of Employment – report on departmental priorities and financial performance as necessary.
  • Provide supervision of matters for more junior fee-earners, sign off work as and when required.
  • Ensure appropriate allocation of fee-earning matters within the team – regularly assess the capacity of fee-earners and delegate work effectively where required by the Head of Employment.
  • Work alongside the Head of Employment to proactively drive performance of the team – conduct meetings with more junior fee-earners where necessary.

Business development

  • Take an active lead in managing the client experience. Attend client meetings where necessary.
  • Assist the Head of Employment to ensure the renewal process for existing clients is seamless and proactive in its approach.
  • Prepare and conduct external training sessions on employment law for prospective & existing clients.
  • Report regularly on business development figures to senior management.

You will:

  • Have excellent technical knowledge and understanding of employment law and seen as an expert in your field.
  • Possess good knowledge and understanding of tribunal procedures and protocols.
  • Ideally have an excellent academic background.
  • Possess exceptional client care skills.
  • Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Be highly motivated and able to add value to the role.
  • Be able to demonstrate proactive management of matters with a minimum of supervision.
  • Be a team player and able to get on with others.
  • Possess networking and client development skills.

Our expectation document for the roles of a Senior Associate/Partner at Flint Bishop is available on request.

Disclosure will be required in the event that a position is offered.

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