Locum Employment Lawyer/Solicitor

Job Ref: EBJ277426
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Practice Area: Employment/Pensions
Date Added: 01 December 2017
  • England, UK & Channel Islands
  • £40 - £50 per Hour
  • Emily Bulman
  • 0121 200 5575

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My client is a large local authority legal team in the South West of England. They are seeking to add a locum Employment lawyer to their team for an on-going, long term locum assignment that will last until at least the financial year end. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a local authority with a large established legal team who continue to expand. As well as delivering legal services to its host local authority, the team has an extended external client base and currently acts for a wide range of public bodies ranging from schools, fire authorities and charities. This post is offered on a full time basis with the client able to guarantee 37 hours work each week. Part time applicants need not be put off applying as my client will make the contract work for the right candidate. The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEx with at least 3 year's PQE or equivalent. They will be comfortable specialising and handling complex and high profile employment matters and will have done so either from working directly with a local authority or within private practice. The ideal applicant will be confident and experienced and be able to pick up their caseload quickly. They will be pro-active and be excited to join such a dynamic and forward thinking legal team. The applicant will be bringing in with them a real expertise and enthusiasm for employment law. Duties will include: * Advising on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including but not limited to: unfair dismissal, race/sex/disability discrimination, TUPE, internal disciplinary and grievance matters. * Reviewing, analysing and advising the Human Resources Department on their policies, processes and procedures. * Investigating grievances raised by employees against the council or any of its' affiliated organisations, including town and parish councils and health trusts. * Interviewing witnesses, analysing evidence and presenting reports of findings to the Grievance Panel. * Defending unfair dismissal claims brought against the Council and its wider client bases, through drafting defences, advising on case merits, preparing for disclosure and obtaining witness evidence. * Defending discrimination and whistleblowing claims. * Attending client meetings and assisting Counsel with drafting responses to allegations. * Advising senior management on sensitive issues This post will give the successful applicant great exposure to complex and varied work. The post holder will enjoy a high level of responsibility with a great deal of client contact. Hourly rate is negotiable dependent upon experience but candidates can expect an offer of between £40 and £50 per hour, dependent upon experience (Inside IR35). 1 -2 days working from home each week can also be arranged, if required. To apply for this post please contact Emily Bulman at Chadwick Nott, Birmingham

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.