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Join our Birmingham team as an Assistant Lawyer within Employment Rights. As an Assistant Lawyer, you will be responsible for managing a full caseload of employment advice and representation matters. This role is perfect for a newly qualified Lawyer looking to progress their career.

You role will include handling issues such as unfair dismissals, wage claims, settlement agreements, and discrimination claims under supervision. You will play a crucial role in providing high-quality legal assistance to our clients while upholding the firm’s standards of excellence.

Key Responsibilities

·         Assistant and manage a full caseload of employment advice and representation matters, ensuring all aspects are handled effectively from beginning to end.
·         Assess and advise on the prospects of success and value of Employment Tribunal (ET) claims.
·         Work collaboratively with clients, union officers, and colleagues to achieve positive outcomes.
·         Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, ensuring accurate documentation and correspondence.
·         Prioritise tasks, work efficiently, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
·         Uphold statutory duties relevant to Employment Rights and adhere to ET rules of procedure and litigation processes.
·         Demonstrate strong file management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Word.
·         Play an important role in contributing to the team’s objectives and maintaining good client relationships.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

·         Sound theoretical knowledge of Employment Law and ET procedures.
·         Experience in advising on and conducting ET claims.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including drafting abilities.
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a proactive approach.
·         Empathy and understanding towards clients’ needs.

Benefits

·         Contributory pension scheme
·         5 days additional leave over Christmas (Xmas shut down)
·         Permanent health insurance
.         Healthcare Cash Plan (MediCash)
·         Life assurance
.         Disability Confident Employer
·         23 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.

About Thompsons Solicitors

For 100 years, leading social justice law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has been fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated and changing lives for the better. Since 1921, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with trade unions to implement key legal reforms and give a voice to those who might otherwise have been disadvantaged and marginalised.Thompsons ran:
• the case that established the right for injured workers to be compensated in 1937
• the first asbestos case that was successful in the House of Lords in 1972
• the first equal pay for equal value claim in the UK (1988) and later in Europe (1993)
• the case against UK construction companies for blacklisting union members in 2016
• hundreds of cases on behalf of women who received negligent treatment at the hands of disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson (2017) and behalf of those injured by mesh (2019).

Today, Thompsons employs 800 staff who work at 23 offices right across the UK. Key areas of legal specialism include: personal injury, serious injury, asbestos diseases, medical negligence, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial diseases and trade union law. As a point of principle, the firm has never worked for employers or insurers.

Over the last 100 years, we have consistently won the cases that have advanced the law for working people, but, as long as there are employers who put profit before the safety and rights of their workforce, there is always more to do. We continue to expose injustice, holding those responsible to account and campaigning for positive change.

We want to hear from anyone who is keen to progress a legal career with a firm that won’t let up in its quest for fairness.

Visit www.thompsons.law or call 0800 0 224 224

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Employment Rights Assistant Lawyer

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