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Employment NQ

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Employment & Pensions, General Employment
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking, agile team? If so, come and join us on the journey.

Why Michelmores? Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and inspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.

Wherever you have begun your career in law, we think that you’ll find Michelmores different. From day one, we encourage our solicitors to forge direct client relationships and expand their understanding and knowledge of areas that interest them— developing an understanding of commercial challenges and opportunities, rather than just knowing the law. We nurture creative and commercial thinking to help in your long-term career success – it mirrors our approach to ensuring the very best outcomes for our clients too.

Our Newly Qualified (NQ) training programme focuses on supporting colleagues transition to a NQ solicitor. The programme is designed to cover a range of topics including career development and financial training as well as build networks and facilitate collaboration, creating a real sense of togetherness across our NQ group to develop your career with the Firm.

What sort of work? Our highly experienced Employment team is looking for a Newly Qualified Solicitor to join our either our Exeter or Bristol office. In this role you will support the team in delivering a first-class service to clients.

  • Contentious and non-contentious instructions from a wide range of clients, spanning a variety of sectors including Health, Retail, Education, Manufacturing and Public Sector;
  • Corporate support work in which we advise on the employment aspects of various transactions from dissolution of partnerships, MBOs and AIM listings;
  • Advising on investigations spanning the full range of employment law and regulatory spectrum, covering protected disclosures, discrimination, harassment and victimisation related complaints; and
  • Advising clients on the day-to-day management of employees, workers, volunteers, contractors and commercial agents / agency arrangements.

Why this team? Our Employment team, led by James Baker, supports employers across all sectors, as they face their greatest challenges – especially in cases involving media scrutiny in highly unionised and litigious environments, where legislative uncertainty and organisational change compound pressures. With a focus on lasting relationships and innovative solutions, we work as an expert extension to in-house HR functions, providing reassurance and guidance in difficult, time-sensitive cases involving issues such as complex discrimination claims and whistleblowing investigations.

Our clients rely on our support during complex multi-faceted investigations; large-scale restructuring; the various forms of TUPE; insolvency implications for employees, industrial actions and employment tribunals / civil court enforcement actions. We also help businesses from SMEs to PLCs local authorities, government departments, and third-sector organisations to achieve excellent outcomes in complex employment disputes.

We provide excellent training and career progression opportunities in an inclusive environment.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance. Most people in the team choose to work 2-3 days a week in the office, with the balance of time spent working from home, from other offices, at court or client meetings. We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talking about flexible working and empower any candidate to put forward a flexible working pattern to meet their needs.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will understand our values and thrive in our culture. The role will be based in our Exeter or Bristol office and the ideal candidate will have:

  • Undertaken a trainee seat in Employment.
  • Exhibit high levels of client service (both to internal and external clients).
  • A genuine interest in promoting business development opportunities.

Other skills required include:

  • A commercial, creative and 'Can do' approach to work and an ability to provide clients with solutions.
  • An interest in and an ability to quickly understand the client's business is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal).
  • Enthusiastic, friendly team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines in a flexible and proactive way.
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of tact and discretion.
  • Excellent work ethic, committed to working towards goals with enthusiasm and career commitment and on-going learning and development.

This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments, to move forward together.

Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Lisa Gater, Recruitment Business Partner, on 07355677986.

Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for more information.

*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.

Company

Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.

We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments to move forward together.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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