Remote Employment Solicitor

  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Permanent

An award-winning Employment law firm 'with a difference' is looking for a Remote Employment Solicitor with at least 3 yrs pqe, to handle a caseload of employment tribunal matters. In addition to managing a caseload of tribunals, if you are looking for more diversity, you will have every opportunity to get involved in their extensive programme of client training. This is a fully homeworking opportunity and whilst you will be working for an exclusively commercial client base, the firm will absolutely consider applicants looking to make the switch from claimant employment work.

This role would suit a Solicitor with strong employment tribunal experience - either claimant or respondent, however as they work on a national basis Advocacy experience is not a prerequisite, they always instruct Counsel to undertake hearings.

Whilst this is a remote role, you will very much be part of a team and get to work closely with the other lawyers, some of whom undertake the day to day advisory work for the clients that you will be working for. This business was established working on a fully remote basis, rather than been one that has adapted to a changing demand from employees, consequently their systems, processes and even culture are designed to optimise this and there is an extremely connected and team spirit across the business.

Within this role there is extreme flexibility. Whilst there will need to be availability to liaise with clients, and team members, during typical working hours, there is scope for some shifting of hours so that they could be done outside of typical business hours which increases flexibility sifgnificantly.

Our client is part of a larger organisation within the Employee Relations space, they are committed to driving the much-needed revolution of an otherwise static market. They act as an extension of their customers' HR teams and provide integrated support services built around people, processes and technology, this means they now support over 200 organisations (1,000-10,000 employees typical size).

These businesses choose our client not just due to their rounded and innovative proposition in a relatively staid market, but also because of how they treat their people. Some of the most experienced employment lawyers in the UK have turned their backs on the city centre rat race, to join a close-knit team, delivering first-rate legal support collaboratively - but remotely - from locations throughout the country.

Given the majority of our client's work is retained, billing pressures are significantly reduced, freeing up the lawyer's time to truly foster client relationships and focus on excellent service delivery, as you progress their tribunal claims.

This role, which has arisen due to client demand and volume of instructions, is specifically to handle clients' tribunal matters with options in future to pick up some of the wider advisory work, should you wish to. And as mentioned before, you would be very welcome to get involved in the delivery of their training programme if this was also of interest to you.

So, with no billing or sales targets to hit, this is a role which breaks away from the long hours typically demanded by a traditional busy practice.

Our client is looking for a technologically savvy individual, embracing of change, with solid defendant employment tribunal experience, or those with claimant experience who are looking to make the switch.

In return our client will provide:

Flexible working as standard - Team meetings and professional development days to bring the team together to collaborate in person - and also enjoy social time out. However, this role offers utmost flexibility in terms of location.

Room to breathe - Our client recognises the varied advantages associated with a balanced work/home life, plus a break away from the rigour and structure of the traditional law firm. Support will be available to you where needed of course.

To find out more about this unusual and exciting Remote Senior Employment Tribunal Solicitor opportunity, contact Sophie Linley or Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann on 0113 236 6711.

Rachael Mann Director

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