Employment Lawyer (from 1yr PQE) - Birmingham

  • Pinsent Masons
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14, 2017
Full time Employment Law

Job Description




Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high‑quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate.  With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 20 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.

In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm and recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times.  The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.  Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery.  For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution.  It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.


We are currently looking to recruit an Employment Lawyer, to join the Employment Group in our Birmingham office. The role has arisen as a result of the growth in the team and not as a result of somebody leaving. Ideally therefore we would welcome applications from lawyers who have had one years post qualification experience in employment law. We are prepared though to be    flexible on PQE level and will consider applications from exceptional NQ lawyers. The team in our Birmingham office is ranked as a leading employment team in Birmingham both by Chambers and Legal 500.


Our Employment Group nationally is independently recognised as one of the best and most experienced teams in the country.  With over 60 employment lawyers, [Are we not more than this now?] we have one of the best resourced teams of employment specialists of any law firm in the country, offering national coverage from all of our offices. 

The team's focus is to deliver confident and commercial advice to help its national clients deliver their strategic objectives and to navigate their day to day activities. The team will therefore be looking for an individual who can help provide its clients with commercially acceptable solutions, not merely details of the legal issues.  The team's approach has resulted in it developing long term relationships and partnerships with clients, many of whom are household name companies. Any successful candidate would have the opportunity therefore of working with an enviable client base.

The team's focus is on growth and this role has been approved to help drive that. The Birmingham team is a critical part of the growth plans. The role will be focused on providing day to day advice to our clients, supporting on corporate and outsourcing transactions and drawing on the investment in technology providing day to day and tribunal support.  In line with the wider firm the team's focus is on growth, we continue to contribute to the firm's development of large national and international relationships with key clients in chosen sectors.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally have gained at least 1 years' post qualification experience in a large commercial law practice, building up local market knowledge and contacts and with experience of dealing with day to day helpline support; management of tribunal claims and corporate support including advice on restructuring and transfer of undertakings.  Experience of tribunal advocacy and/or an interest in this areas would be advantageous but is not a necessity.

They will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focused approach.  They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills. 

For any queries, please contact our In-house recruiter, Attia Jawed.  We only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

The Opportunity

  • The very best national and international work.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
  • To be part of a supportive team environment.
  • Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.