- Pay Rate:
Up to £35.80 per hour pay range subject to IR35 status
- Hours per Week:
Anticipated 11 months
Interim General Litigation Lawyer-Hybrid Working - PSR1JP00058589
Pay Rate: Up to £35.80 per hour pay range subject to IR35 status
This role is for an Employment Lawyer with employment litigation experience in the Employment Tribunal. The candidate does not necessarily need to have advocacy experience, but does need to know how to respond to proceedings, draft witness statements, instruct Counsel and work with a broad range of clients.
The role’s focus is employment Tribunal litigation, but the candidate may also need to provide advice to clients on employment contracts, policies and procedures, grievances and disciplinary matters. It’s a distinct difference from personal injury/commercial law work, and the team don’t defend or bring injunctions regarding restrictive covenants (in government, these don’t exists unless it’s a very specialist role)
This role would not suit commercial lawyers who have been in the county court doing personal injury/commercial work.
Previous experience in TUPE, and ability to draft the relevant clauses for transfer agreements and outsourcing agreements used within Government. A good understanding of drafting transfer agreements applying the principles of TUPE is needed.
- To join a team which acts for government departments, and a large part of their work is to defend employment tribunal claims brought by employees who work in those government departments. The cases can include claims for discrimination, unfair dismissal, equal pay and breach of contract.
- The team is busy and litigation lawyers will general have a caseload of around 10-15 cases of varying complexities, so the candidate should be used to managing a busy caseload.
- knowledge and skill set of Employment Law, There is full access to all employment law on-line resources such as PLC and Lawtel, as well as GLD’s own knowledge management ban of precedents and know-how. There is a wide range of training available, from talks by barrister’s chambers and solicitors to in-house government specific training session given by team members.
- The role is busy but very manageable. The lawyers within the team are not overworked and the environment is structured and caring
- The role is full of interesting and fascinating cases – the unique employment law issues faced here are a big selling point as they’re things you’d only get from working in government.
- This role is very different to private practise and it may be daunting at first to those who have not previously worked in government, but there is a huge support network of colleagues at the same grade or higher and with there being no hierarchy, everybody works very well together
- The team is big, but the lawyers work in smaller groups. The environment is friendly, supportive and professional with lots of resource for support where required
- A lawyer who has experience in TUPE, and who would be able to draft the relevant clauses for transfer agreements and outsourcing agreements used within Government.
- Government specific experience of COSOP/TUPE is not needed, just a good understanding of drafting transfer agreements applying the principles of TUPE .
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- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
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Interim General Litigation Lawyer /TUPE Transfers
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