Employment Associate 1-2PQE

Reading, Berkshire
13 Mar 2018
12 May 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

This is your chance to join a growing employment team, working in a varied role advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. 

About the role

You will work on a variety of employment law matters advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. 

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

• day-to-day employment queries, such as disciplinary and grievance matters, maternity/family leave issues and working time questions; 
• senior executive issues, including negotiating appointments and exits; 
• collective matters such as restructuring, redundancies, integration and TUPE; 
• industrial relations and trade union matters; 
• employment tribunal, civil court and appeal litigation 
• due diligence, drafting warranties and indemnities in connection with corporate and real estate transactions, business transfers and outsourcing involving service provision changes. 
Our team also plays a central role in CMS as a global provider of employment legal advice and regularly advises clients on cross-jurisdictional matters. 

About you

Given the type of work you will undertake we anticipate that you will need to have minimum 1-2 years’ relevant PQE to meet the demands of the role, including some corporate support, TUPE and employment tribunal experience. 

You will also have an excellent academic record. 
Appropriate legal qualification

About us

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

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. 

On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services.  And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”). 

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. 

How to apply

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

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place.  Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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