Employment Law Paralegal

Bournemouth, Dorset
Circa £25k DOE
06 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
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Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the souths most reputable and fast growing specialist employment law practices. We welcome both full- and part-time applicants for this position. 

The role
Opening client files and taking first instructions, you will be in charge of moving things forward and involving the partners as and when applicable. Your workload will consist of case management and assisting clients with the following matters:

  • Discipline and Dismissal
  • Grievances
  • Redundancies
  • Maternity, paternity etc.
  • Contracts and Handbooks
  • TUPE

And you will also assist the partners with matters including:

  • Employment Tribunal representation
  • Boardroom disputes
  • Discrimination – sex, race, disability etc.
  • Restrictive covenants – drafting, enforcement and defence
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal representation

A big part of your role includes managing the admin in the office, including file management and invoicing, and you will also play a big role in participating and running employment seminars for local HR professionals.

The candidate
You have studied employment law as part of your Law or HR degree, and you have at least 1 year experience of working with such matters; either in a HR ER role, or supporting fee earners in an employment law department. You are passionate about employment law and you are keen on developing your skills and knowledge further. You enjoy working with a wide range of clients, have a good sense of humour and enjoy building business relationships. As the role involves meeting and also speaking in front of professionals at seminars, as well as in tribunal representations, you are outgoing and won't shy away from public appearances. 

The company 
The firm was established to provide specialist employment law services, predominantly to employers. Whilst their offices are based in Bournemouth, they act for clients across the South and throughout the UK.

The firm was specifically set up to meet the needs of employers by providing a value for money, commercially-aware and timely service. The firm prides itself in now just telling their clients what the law is – but to go through the options (and the risks and costs associated with each) and provide a clear direction as to the best way forward.