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Employment Associate / Senior Associate

Employer
DLA Piper
Location
Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester or Sheffield
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Employment & Pensions, General Employment
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

The role

This is an opportunity to join our growing Employment team and be part of a full-service global business law firm. We work as one team across the United Kingdom, and you will therefore support Partners across all offices.

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 mean 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.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is your opportunity to become an integral member of the Employment Group and to assist with a broad range of high profile and complex issues arising in the employment lifecycle across the UK and internationally.

You will work with our global team to drive change, open new opportunities, and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people.

You will deliver exceptional results to clients by advising on:

  • Global Restructuring Projects.
  • Employee Relations.
  • Issues around Discrimination and Whistleblowing.
  • Termination of Employment.
  • Data Protection.
  • Outsourcing projects and corporate transactions.
  • Handling claims in the Employment tribunal, High Court, and County court.
  • Protection of Confidentiality and other business interests.

ABOUT YOU

We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 2 – 8 years PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified Solicitor;
  • Be an experienced employment law practitioner with experience managing global restructures.
  • Have experience working across jurisdictions and advising international clients.
  • Have a proven track record of leading workstreams and negotiations.
  • Have one or more areas of special interest/expertise e.g., sector experience, NMW, worker status, discrimination, data privacy.
  • Recognise and seize opportunities for the firm, including repeat business.
  • Build and develop own network of internal and external contacts.
  • Be commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news.
  • Have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working.
  • Be aware of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute.
  • Maintain a controlled, objective, and flexible approach under pressure; and
  • Be proactive and innovative.

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

HYBRID WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.

Company

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, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. 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.

Company info
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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7349 0296
Location
160 Aldersgate Street
London
EC1A 4HT
GB

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