Employment Associate

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
13 Feb 2018
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

The department

An opportunity to join Dentons’ Global Employment and Labour Group in a new role based in Edinburgh.

The Group, which has over 200 lawyers, has a global reach and breadth of experience which means Dentons represents a large number of multi-national clients.  Alongside these we advise a wide range of clients, from local to international businesses, public to private sector and from big business to unions and senior employees.  Our UK team works as one throughout the country from its bases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes and London. 

The consistent high quality and efficiency of our Global Employment and Labour Group make Dentons uniquely qualified to provide clients with a comprehensive and effective employment and labour solution.

Purpose of role

The focus of the team is on stand alone employment law work but we also provide support to the corporate, restructuring, TMT and real estate departments.  As a result this role would give you the chance to get involved in work and with a variety of clients rarely available. 

We advise on all aspects of employment law and of workforce-related issues and matters. Our employment lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy counselling skills and, when necessary, their results-driven, highly successful litigation practice.  You would also work closely with our Reward, pensions and Immigration specialists. 

Examples of the team's clients which you might work with include Virgin Atlantic and Network Rail. 

This is a great opportunity for the right person to make a difference and develop their career.  Suitable candidates will be interested in actively working to grow and develop the business.  First rate communication and time management skills are essential as is the ability to work effectively and constructively within a close team.  Experience of the local market may be an advantage. Ideally the candidate will have at least 2 – 3 years PQE

Required experience, skills and attributes

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of:

·Most, if not all, aspects of pure employment work e.g. employment tribunal claims, advising on grievances, disciplinaries and employment relations matters;

·Advising on TUPE, outsourcing agreements, restructuring and redundancies;

·Employment support work e.g. drafting the employment section of due diligence reports, negotiating warranties and indemnities;

·Legal research on key employment issues;

·Drafting and reviewing staff handbooks, contracts, policies and procedures;

·Client seminars and training;

·This role would be suitable for those looking to build on their current experience and gain exposure to high quality employment work.

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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