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Senior Employment Lawyer

Private practice legal

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Summary

The role
We are a young, dynamic and friendly boutique law firm and we’re looking to add another great senior employment lawyer to our growing team.
 
We are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications regardless of race, age, disability, sex, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnerships.
 
About You
You’ll already be a successful senior solicitor, whether in a leading practice or in-house. You’ll be an experienced employment lawyer with great technical and interpersonal skills, comfortable advising on a range of issues which might include termination of employment, discrimination, whistleblowing and disciplinary issues as well as employment contracts, service agreements, team moves and post-termination restrictions.
 
Our strength in depth means that we’re relaxed if you have a preference for employer or employee or a mixture of work. We’ll carve out the right space for you.
 
As with any Bellevue Law lawyer, you will have excellent technical abilities, client care and ethical standards and interpersonal skills, and be trusted as an advisor, capable of developing relationships with, and attracting work from, your clients.
 
About Bellevue Law
Bellevue Law is a commercial litigation and employment boutique founded six years ago to offer clients the quality and expertise of a City firm, cost-effectively. Our lawyers are alumni of international firms including Allen & Overy, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields, Simmons & Simmons, McDermott Will & Emery, Mayer Brown, and Withers.
 
We advise both employees and employers on a wide range of employment law issues. We and our lawyers are ranked in the latest editions of both Chambers and Legal 500 for the quality of our advice to senior executives. We advise clients, including at board level, on both contentious and negotiated exits, advising in advance of planned moves – including both obligations to the current employer and negotiations with the new employer – and regularly advising senior professional women on equal pay, discrimination and harassment claims. Over the past year, of course, we’ve advised clients facing furlough and redundancy. Our clients work in a range of industries, and include financial services and property professionals and numerous fellow lawyers. 
 
We also have a fast-growing employer practice advising clients on employment contracts, service agreements and policies, disciplinary and grievance procedures and investigations, and termination of employment, including supporting clients through redundancy processes. Our employer clients include a number of fast-growth tech and fintech companies.
 
Clients and support
Our clients include household names, fast-growth technology clients and entrepreneurs, and employees from mid-level professionals to chief executives and founders. In our November 2020 survey, they rated us at an average of 9.7/10 when asked how likely they were to recommend us to a friend or colleague.
 
We are fast-growing and often win work which we share around to balance workloads. Equally, you’ll be comfortable either that you can generate your own work now or that you’d be willing to invest the time it needs to make your new practice work. We are confident that excellent lawyers will win work and earn what they need to using our model; all of our lawyers have made a successful transition from larger firms to our more entrepreneurial environment. We’ll put in place all the support you need to achieve that too, including providing bespoke specialist professional marketing support.
 
We find that lawyers who join us are often surprised at how our model allows them to flourish, and would be happy to put you in touch with one of our several lawyers who has made the move for a confidential chat. This role will be right for the kinds of lawyers who want to both do interesting legal work and get involved in winning that work too, and we will absolutely support you to make this work.

Salary and hours
Salary: as per a major firm.
Hours: we all work in an agile fashion.

Please send a CV and cover email to Florence Brocklesby – Florence@bellevuelaw.co.uk

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