Litigation Solicitor

Solicitor (Litigation) - UK Employment Law

Litigation Solicitor, Principle Solicitor, Employment Law Solicitor.

Employment Tribunal, Legal Services.

Role based: Manchester City Centre, Manchester.

Salary: Up to c£50k (dep on experience) + Company Benefits

My client is a leading provider of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety advice and consultancy services to small to medium size businesses across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

As part of strong business growth and huge demand for their services, VALIA Recruitment Solutions has been engaged to find an experienced Employment Law Litigation Solicitor to work within the Employment Legal Team, based out of my client’s modern City Centre office building in Manchester.

The Person

We are looking for a bright, confident, legally qualified individual, with proven Employment Law experience, to work in a dynamic team covering every aspect of preparing cases for Employment Tribunal hearings.

Ideally you’ll be a Qualified Solicitor with recent litigation experience, and will relish assuming responsibility for a caseload in a fast-paced but supportive environment.

There is a strong emphasis on delivering a high standard of care and service to clients, along with a firm commercial approach. We are looking for someone with good communication skills to be able to provide the level of service required.

Any previous experience or Team Leadership / Supervising / Mentoring highly desirable as my client is keen to expand the department further within this role.


These will cover the following but not limited to as part of the role:

  • Reviewing tribunal claims and drafting responses.
  • Dealing with all aspects of document disclosure and the preparation of trial bundles or documents in the appropriate or agreed format for any hearing.
  • Providing detailed merits and risk assessment to clients on all Employment Tribunal claims.
  • Conduct any conciliation or settlement negotiations on behalf of the client, in accordance with the client’s instructions (which are at all times to be in writing or documented in writing where instructions are given verbally).
  • To regularly review the insurance position and update the most likely outcome following receipt of full client instructions and liaising with the Senior Management Team and group owned Law firm to report on any cases, in particular indemnified cases, where there are concerns about the prospects of success.
  • Corresponding with Tribunals, claimants’ representatives and clients.
  • Obtain all relevant and necessary documentation and to draft appropriate applications or responses on behalf of clients for their approval.
  • Conduct preliminary advocacy in the Employment Tribunal by telephone, digitally or occasionally in person.
  • Identify witnesses and assist in the preparation, drafting and finalising of witness statements.
  • Provide support and assistance with the ongoing supervision of trainees and/or junior members of the team, as and when required.
  • Demonstrate commercial knowledge of the Company’s range of services and products and to be able to discuss these with clients as appropriate, and to proactively assist in the retention of existing clients and to promoting new business opportunities by obtaining introductions for potential new clients.
  • Ensuring that the requisite knowledge of employment law and technical skill is of the standard required in order to be able to carry out the work to the standards as outlined in this job description.

This is an exciting time to join my client with huge expansion plans ahead. In return the successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary based on your level of experience, additional training and development support where /if required, and have the genuine opportunity to progress your career within a growing successful dynamic business.

For more information, please contact Rob Owen at VALIA Recruitment Solutions Limited.

Suitable applicants will be contacted normally within 2 hours, including evenings and over the weekend.

Required skills

  • Caseload
  • Drafting
  • Employment Law
  • Law
  • Law Firm
  • Litigation
  • Supervising
  • Tribunals
  • Team Leadership
  • Employment Tribunal

Application questions

Do you reside within commutable distance to Manchester City Centre?
Are you a Qualified Solicitor with proven commercial Employment Law experience?

Reference: 51991656

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