Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.
By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”, our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance.
We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Solicitor to join our team of dedicated professionals in our Birmingham office to run a varied caseload of litigated and non-litigated Employment Rights cases. You will have the opportunity to manage employment advice and/or representation matters, such as, unfair dismissals, wage claims and settlement agreements claims, as well as a proportion of complicated matters (e.g. discrimination/TUPE).
With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients. Having the confidence and ability to take appropriate daily decisions on cases to ensure swift progression will be key to your success. To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.
This is an excellent opportunity for an Employment Rights Lawyer who has at least 2 years’ experience conducting and managing Employment Rights cases. As an admitted solicitor or legal executive, you will be assessing and advising on the prospects of success and value of Employment Tribunal claims that come in through our dedicated Employment Advice Line. You will therefore have excellent knowledge of Employment Tribunal rules of procedure as well as the litigation process. The role requires excellent prioritisation and time management skills as well as a meticulous attention to detail to enable you to construct clear and effective arguments, yielding the best result for our clients. You will need to show empathy and understanding, providing a professional legal service with a personal touch.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are operating reduced hours therefore this role will initially work 29.75 hours per week and will increase to 35 hours per week from 01 September 2020.
We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:
Structured pay scales
Car allowance of £4,000 (pro-rata)
Contributory pension scheme
Permanent health insurance
25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Cycle to work scheme
Organised sports and social club
Annual travel and parking loans
Financial assistance for professional development
For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.
We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.