Hill Dickinson LLP is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. With more than 840 people including 175 partners and legal directors, the firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of commercial litigation.

Hill Dickinson acts as a trusted adviser to a wide portfolio of clients across a wide range of specialist sectors: from transport and logistics and international trade, through to retail, insurance, marine, health, education, manufacturing, public sector and banking and financial services.

Job Role: Associate

Hours: 37.5 hours a week FTE

As the winner of Working Families’ ‘Best UK employer for Flexible Working Award 2020’, we are happy to consider flexible working opportunities to help you balance your work and home life.

Team: Employment Commercial

Location: Liverpool – No.1 St Paul’s Square

Benefits

At Hill Dickinson we understand that incentives go far beyond a good salary, so we have created a comprehensive benefits package tailored around our people.

 Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme
  • 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days
  • Flexible, agile and home working
  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment
  • Introduction to the role:

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our successful employment and education team.

    The role offers the opportunity to work alongside Kerstie Skeaping who has practised employment law for over 20 years and heads up the well regarded Commercial Employment team in Liverpool and Luke Green, who is our Head of Schools with over 10 years PQE..

    You will be given plenty of client responsibility and exposure but at the same time be part of a supportive team environment.

    The successful candidate will be allocated to a senior member of the team for support and personal development .

    Key responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice to a broad range of clients, from company owners and managers, HR professionals and in-house lawyers, to public and private sector organisations, as well as senior employees and executives, on a range of employment matters.
  • Managing a good mix of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
  • Undertake all aspects of employment law including drafting various employment documents, maternity and paternity rights, discrimination, whistleblowing, employee relations issues, disciplinary matters and grievances, mediation, dismissals, redundancy, TUPE and employment tribunal claims.
  • Transactional support
  • Build and maintain client relationships.
  • Contribute to business development.
  • Law degree (or equivalent).
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting an employment commercial team.
  • The ability and experience of managing a caseload providing sound commercial advice.
  • Transactional support experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Adheres to guidelines and procedures.
  • An understanding of clients’ needs and expectations.
  • Flexibility in approach and a willingness to work outside normal office hours, if required.
  • Hill Dickinson is committed to providing fairness and equal opportunity for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief.

    We understand that our power as a firm comes from empowering our people and that it is only by encouraging and enabling individuals to be themselves at work that we can truly benefit from their rich and varied strengths.

    Hill Dickinson is an equal opportunities employer. All applications received by the firm will be considered based on their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. 

    We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the HR team at [email protected] should you require any adjustments to the application or interview process.

    All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks. 

    Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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