Job Title Associate
Practice Area Pensions
Location London City
PQE 5 years’ + PQE (flexible)
Working hours 4-5 days per week, regular hours
Slaughter and May has a strong pensions practice acting for blue chip clients who include Akzo Nobel, the BT
Pension Scheme, General Motors, GSK, Royal Mail and Unilever. We advise not just employers, but also pension
Our Pensions & Employment Group comprises 4 partners, around 20 associates, 4 PSLs, 4 trainees and 2 paralegals.
The 4 partners are Philip Bennett, Jonathan Fenn, Charles Cameron and Sandy Maudgil.
We are looking for an experienced pensions lawyer to do general advisory work (as distinct from transactional
We are able to offer regular hours (no transaction work) and the opportunity to work part-time (preferably 4 days a
week) with interesting, high quality work.
The vacancy arises partly from an expansion of work and partly from the retirement, later this year, of an existing
senior associate who has worked on a part-time basis in the Group for more than 15 years.
The candidate’s skills
We are looking for a 5 years’ + PQE solicitor who:
has an agile mind
uses a rigorous analytical approach to solving clients’ problems in a practical way
has excellent organisational and time management skills,
has a broad experience of general advisory pensions work (and the associated in depth knowledge of
pensions legislation), and
has good writing and drafting skills.
Some other points to consider
This opportunity may be of interest to somebody with the right skill set who is returning from a career break.
The Department has an excellent know-how system, supported by its PSLs and active internal training programmes.
Unlike a number of City firms, we do not have internal billing or time recording targets. While our clients appreciate
the value we add, our lawyers are able to focus exclusively on the work in hand and are not burdened by a billing or
time recording target culture.
The purpose of this description is to provide guidance in relation to the general requirements of the position
referred to. It is by no means an exhaustive list of the responsibilities that will be involved.
Please note that any offer of employment with the firm is subject the firm receiving a satisfactory report in respect
of the successful candidate from its third party screening and vetting agency.