Associate/Senior Associate, Employment

Nelson Chambers
£70,000 - £99,999
19 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Nelson Chambers are pleased to be working with a legal 500 ranked firm in their search for a solicitor with a minimum 4 years PQE to join their busy and friendly London team. This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced employment solicitor looking for their next step to join this ambitious firm in new offices by the Thames.

The Role

Playing a vital role in the employment team, this position involves a variety of work advising employers and senior executives from a range of sectors.

Tasks and Responsibilities (non-exhaustive)

  • Advising on the employment aspects of M&A transactions on deals of including large, complex, multi-jurisdictional deals for global companies to small domestic transactions and commercial property deals.
  • Working with and providing colleagues with appropriate support in the provision of such advice to clients
  • Managing the full scope of employment related transactional work, including due diligence, drafting employment provisions, calculating employment related liabilities, and advising on benefits, incentives and bonus arrangements.
  • Negotiating senior level exits/retentions
  • Drafting and advising on the enforcement of post termination restrictions, warranties and indemnities.
  • Advising financial services clients on remuneration packages, the scope and application of SMCR, conduct rule breaches, fitness and propriety findings and regulatory references.
  • Statutory rights and enforcement in Employment Tribunals, including whistleblowing claims
  • Dismissal and employment termination
  • Contributing to marketing and business development initiatives of team and firm


  • Previous non-contentious, contentious and advisory employment experience
  • A focus on employment aspects of transactional work, including advising owners/C-suite
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of the team and wider firm, as required
  • Experience of advising Financial Services clients is desirable

Personal Attributes

  • Must be commercial, pragmatic, and proactive in approach.
  • Strong client focus with the ability to create and maintain excellent client relationships.
  • Providing a consistently exceptional and bespoke client experience by working with an innovative approach and striving for continuous improvement.
  • Confident in managing clients' expectations, deals effectively with issues and promotes a feeling of client satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates a considered approach to risk management, actively promoting a culture of risk awareness and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Benefits (non-exhaustive)

  • 25 days' annual holiday
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Introductory Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Darren Bacon at Nelson Chambers.

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