Employment Lawyer

  • Category
    Legal - Public Sector Legal
  • Location
    Barnet, Greater London
  • Salary
    25.74 £ - 32.16 £ / Hour
  • External Reference

The central government are looking for an Employment Lawyer who can conduct employment litigation on behalf of a variety of Government departments.

The Successful candidate will be required to undertake a varied caseload in all areas of legal work as required
- Employment based proceedings in courts, appeals and tribunals
- Interviewing witnesses and recording witness statements.
- Conducting settlement negotiations with opposing representatives.
- Advice in matters relating to Employment Law
- Advice in matters relating to access to information and data protection

Uses a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review.
* Takes responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate.
* Gives early warning to those affected by changing priorities, including the Reporting Officer.
* Displays an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
* Has up-to-the minute case files readily available.
* Displays an understanding of the context the client operates in.
* Displays the professional attitude that client and company expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation.
* Adopts a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client.
* Responds to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales etc.
* Acknowledges clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Agency needs.
* Is alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Agency.
* Helps other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve department's reputation.
* Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions.
* Keeps abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues.


*Solid knowledge of Employment law and related concepts
*Experience of having conduct of a busy litigation caseload, with considerable autonomy
*Experience of using a strategic approach to case management
*High standard of legal research across legal databases
*Public sector/Central Government experience (ideal but not essential)
*Good drafting and written ability
*Excellent communication skills to deal with clients and other parties from a variety of backgrounds
*Excellent time management skills
*Meeting billing targets Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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