Advising on employment contracts, policies and procedures;
Advising clients on the full range of HR-related legal queries, including issues such as absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance processes, corporate immigration, complaints of bullying and harassment, restructuring and redundancies, restrictive covenants and related litigation, mandatory retirement and termination of employment;
Advice on the conduct of investigations including in respect of protected disclosures;
Advising on labour-related matters in the context of corporate transactions;
Advising clients on the conduct of employment-related litigation before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts;
Advising on transfer of undertakings;
Preparing and delivering presentations to colleagues and clients on areas of employment law from time to time.
Experience, Knowledge & Skills
The successful candidate will have:
between 1 to 4 years post-qualification legal experience gained in either Ireland or the UK. Applications will also be considered by 1-2 year qualified solicitors with previous employment law experience (e.g. through traineeship) currently working in other areas;
experience in the area of employment law, whether in a law firm or otherwise;
excellent research, technical and drafting skills;
a strong analytical ability;
excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making;
strong organisational and prioritisation skills;
the ability to manage client needs on a consistent basis;
a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
a keen interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge;
a positive, ‘team player’ attitude.
The successful candidate will be qualified as a solicitor in Ireland or England & Wales.