6d ago

The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple : we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Our vibrant, energetic Employment Team currently comprises over 20 specialist qualified employment law solicitors, including four partners, making us one of the largest employment teams in the East of England.

Ranked Top Tier by Legal 500 2021 and Chambers, awarded 'winners' by Legal 500 for 'HR Team of the Year' (outside London).

We are proud to act for sector leading clients nationwide and some of the East of England’s most important businesses and institutions.

Purpose of job

Taking an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

There is a focus on networking, attending breakfast and evening events where you will be a trusted advisor to colleagues, clients and contacts.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to join a successful and friendly team, in our modern Ipswich office within a rapidly growing firm with an excellent reputation.

The candidate

Ideally seeking a qualfied Solicitor between NQ - 3 years PQE with employment law experience gained within a well-regarded city, regional or national firm.

The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of the law yet be able to think commercially and analytically so as to provide accurate and practical advice to company clients and high net worth individuals which is tailored to their needs.

An ability to think clearly under pressure, write concisely and excellent presentation skills are essential.

The information provided in relation to PQE is provided for guidance only and will not be determinative in the recruitment decision.

Any applicant with more or less PQE than that mentioned in the vacancy details will be considered on their individual merits.

However, the team is keen to recruit someone who will initially undertake work referred down from the Partners and Senior Associates and provide clients with good value services.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience.

All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.

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