Employment Solicitor - Birmingham

  • Field Fisher
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 18, 2017
Full time Employment Law

Job Description

Employment Solicitor (No agencies)

  Term: Permanent Department: Employment Location: Birmingham The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The firm's revenue for 2015/16 was £120 million.

The Team

We are a professional team of six with a collaborative and collegiate culture. The practice at Fieldfisher Birmingham covers all areas of employment law. Our reputation for and ability to provide practical tailored advice to a broad client base in the private sector, including foreign owned enterprises, allows us to develop long term relationships both in an advisory role and a proactive strategic role, keeping them abreast of changes in the law through comprehensive and bespoke training and updates. The Team is supported by pensions, tax and HR consultants.

We act for a broad spectrum of respondent clients including international corporates across a variety of sectors.

You can expect to manage your own caseload as well as get involved with larger, more complex matters and the firm will provide you with opportunities to take part in business development initiatives with new and existing clients.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own matters
  • Support the partners on larger transactions and cases
  • High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced qualified lawyer from a top rated Employment practice and with a keen interest in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Strong academic record and intellectual capability.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.