Clarkslegal LLP

Clarkslegal LLP is a leading, full-service commercial law firm with a reputation for being innovative, practical, commercial and strategic, able to draw on expertise from our associated companies to help deliver solutions for our clients in the UK and internationally.

We act for a wide range of businesses, from start up and SMEs, to multinationals and FTSE250 companies as well as numerous public sector bodies and individual clients.

Our aim is to make things happen for our clients, whether from a legal perspective or by helping them make the right connections to achieve their desired business outcomes.

Internationally, we are part of TAGLaw, a major global network of law firms giving clients access to high-quality legal advice in nearly 100 countries.

Clarkslegal LLP Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
Business Services Paralegal Covering Corporate Commercial and Employment Law departments   REPORTS TO:              PARTNER/ASSOCIATE   REASON FOR NEED: Additional     SELECTION CRITERIA   Key Skills/Qualifications:   2:1 or equivalent CPE 3 A’Levels – A/B or equivalent   Experience Requirements:   Previous paralegal work in Corporate, Commercial and Employment law – required A genuine interest in the above Computer literate – MS Office & able to use the internet as research tool   General Description of Job   Providing an accurate legal support service for lawyers Seek a greater understanding of the client industries – increase commercial awareness Conducting research on-line and in the library Assisting in general case file work Writing and updating training materials for clients Drafting precedents and documents Know-how – arranging fortnightly team meeting; responsible for updating and storing precedents and other materials; keeping team informed of all Employment law developments. Taking responsibility for personal development   The job is demanding in terms of both output and time     PERSON SPECIFICATION   Accurate (attention to detail) Good communicator Team player – offers help, takes initiative, key role in co-ordination of know-how and team communications Organised Punctual / Reliable / Flexible – can be asked to give support to any lawyer, often at short notice and with tight timescales Proactive / Initiator Personable  
Clarkslegal LLP London, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
Role profile   Support Employment Lawyer (London or Reading based)     REPORTS TO:  Partner or Associate   Job Salary:    Market rate   Office:                        London or Reading office   CLARKSLEGAL LLP   Clarkslegal LLP is a leading commercial law firm with offices in Reading and London.   Our employment law team, has an excellent reputation, having enjoyed consistently high ratings in the legal directories for several years. The team is top rated in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.   An opportunity has arisen for an additional solicitor to support and add to the expertise in our London or Reading office.    ROLE SUMMARY   You will join our existing employment team. You will have day to day conduct of a varied workload of contentious and non-contentious matters for both Claimants and Respondents. Your key responsibilities will include giving advice (by telephone, in person and/or in writing), drafting documentation (including claim and response forms, witness statements and legal submissions) and conducting negotiations on behalf of the client, advocating in tribunal, advising on or working as part of a team regarding restructuring and/or other client projects to include project management. Your responsibilities will also include timely and efficient billing of your files.   You will have the opportunity and be encouraged to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal, where appropriate.   You will support the more senior solicitors and have exposure to more complex and high value tribunal claims. You may also be called upon to work in a team on project work, such as reorganisations, or to provide corporate support on transactional matters.   You will support the firm’s online HR resource, employmentbuddy.com .   You will participate in and contribute to the team’s know how initiatives.   You will support the business development initiatives of the firm and the team, which may include supporting internal events, supporting and/or attending external events and attending appropriate networking events out of office working hours.   KEY ATTRIBUTES   The successful candidate will:   Be able to demonstrate strong technical capability Experience in respondent work, redundancy, restructures, TUPE and preparing ET claims Have demonstrable practical experience of employment law Have a natural interest in and strong enthusiasm for business development Have excellent time management and personal organisational skills and will not be phased by having to work under pressure Have good verbal and written communication skills     QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE   Must hold a valid Law Society Practising Certificate IT literate – adept in the use of Word/Outlook /TFB or similar Consistently good academics – A/Bs in 3 A’levels; 2:1 degree or above
Clarkslegal LLP Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
Role profile   Support Employment Lawyer (London or Reading based)     REPORTS TO:  Partner or Associate   Job Salary:    Market rate   Office:                        London or Reading office   CLARKSLEGAL LLP   Clarkslegal LLP is a leading commercial law firm with offices in Reading and London.   Our employment law team, has an excellent reputation, having enjoyed consistently high ratings in the legal directories for several years. The team is top rated in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.   An opportunity has arisen for an additional solicitor to support and add to the expertise in our London or Reading office.    ROLE SUMMARY   You will join our existing employment team. You will have day to day conduct of a varied workload of contentious and non-contentious matters for both Claimants and Respondents. Your key responsibilities will include giving advice (by telephone, in person and/or in writing), drafting documentation (including claim and response forms, witness statements and legal submissions) and conducting negotiations on behalf of the client, advocating in tribunal, advising on or working as part of a team regarding restructuring and/or other client projects to include project management. Your responsibilities will also include timely and efficient billing of your files.   You will have the opportunity and be encouraged to undertake advocacy in the employment tribunal, where appropriate.   You will support the more senior solicitors and have exposure to more complex and high value tribunal claims. You may also be called upon to work in a team on project work, such as reorganisations, or to provide corporate support on transactional matters.   You will support the firm’s online HR resource, employmentbuddy.com .   You will participate in and contribute to the team’s know how initiatives.   You will support the business development initiatives of the firm and the team, which may include supporting internal events, supporting and/or attending external events and attending appropriate networking events out of office working hours.   KEY ATTRIBUTES   The successful candidate will:   Be able to demonstrate strong technical capability Experience in respondent work, redundancy, restructures, TUPE and preparing ET claims Have demonstrable practical experience of employment law Have a natural interest in and strong enthusiasm for business development Have excellent time management and personal organisational skills and will not be phased by having to work under pressure Have good verbal and written communication skills     QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE   Must hold a valid Law Society Practising Certificate IT literate – adept in the use of Word/Outlook /TFB or similar Consistently good academics – A/Bs in 3 A’levels; 2:1 degree or above