Employment Law Solicitor

Company: Owen White & Catlin LLP

Location:  Surrey
Job type: Permanent / Full-time

The Company

Owen White & Catlin LLP has been established since 1921 and we have an extensive network of offices providing legal services to South-West London, Surrey and Middlesex. We believe what makes us stand out from the rest of our peers is our commitment to quality, customer service and ensuring we recruit the best people. We take great pride in our personal service and the accessibility of our lawyers.

The Role

The primary role of the act on behalf of both employees and employers in both contentious and non contentious employment matters .

Job Description

A working knowledge of the law on restrictive covenants , unfair dismissal ,Discrimination, redundancy , whistle blowing and TUPE.

  • To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs
  • Experience in advising and preparing settlement agreements .
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and client documentation and information
  • To achieve agreed financial targets, both in respect of fee income and the recording of chargeable hours
  • To work in close liaison with the credit control
  • To maintain clear and precise communications with other staff in the firm
  • To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations
  • To take responsibility for self‐development
  • In conjunction with the firm, to comply with the relevant training and professional development requirements of the Law Society and Sra

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer, with newly qualified or 2-3 years PQE or equivalent. They will have a good understanding of the needs of and challenges facing a wide range of clients , and the ability to provide sound commercial and legal advice to clients. Excellent client care, communication and legal skills are a requisite, as is a strong work ethic.

They will also have the ability to handle a diverse caseload, work to deadlines, and be self‐sufficient. The firm is looking for a highly motivated individual with initiative and a flexible results‐oriented approach.

There are excellent career prospects for the right person, who should view this as a long-term career move.

The Benefits:

In return for your commitment, we offer you;

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday in total each year, including 1 day holiday on your birthday and 4 days holiday over the Christmas and New Year period. In addition, you will be entitled to 8 bank holidays each year.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Career progression and growth

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.

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