Associate - Employment

Recruiter
DLA Piper
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Feb 2018
Closes
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

THE ROLE

DLA Piper's global employment practice advises clients worldwide on employment legislation, helping them meet their workforce objectives. We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions and manage risk in relation to their employment, incentives and pensions legal challenges and objectives. With lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, our global employment team is one of the largest in the world, with one of the widest geographical footprints of any international law firm. 
  
We are currently recruiting an Associate to join the team in our London office.  Our Employment team works as one team across the UK and therefore the successful candidate will support Partners across these offices regardless of their own location.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Our clients range from start-ups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest and best-known global brands in the world. We work with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach and local knowledge means that we can partner with clients to drive consistency, deliver cost savings and help them identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations.

We assist our clients with acquisitions, outsourcings, expansions or reductions-in-force, local or international employee relations, data protection, local, cross-border or collective litigation, compliance, and risk management issues. 
   
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Candidates who have between 2 - 6 PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience necessary to undertake this role.

In addition you will:

  • have strong Employment experience gained in a leading London firm
  • be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the issues that are key to our clients
  • be commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news
  • have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
  • be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines within our fast moving environment
  • have demonstrable interest in marketing and business development and a desire to help drive the practice forward

THE FIRM 

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. 
      
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
       
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. 
    
We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

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