We are recruiting for a Senior/Managing Associate to join our Employment team in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow. This is an excellent opportunity to join a Chambers UK and Legal 500 ranked team at a senior level, and work with “Leading Individuals”, as named in the Legal 500. Depending on your experience, opportunities for Partnership will be discussed from an early stage in your career at TLT.

Our Employment team enjoys an excellent reputation in the market and is ranked as a National Leader. We are growing quickly and offer resident employment expertise in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Many of our clients are well known names in the retail, public, and financial services sectors and we provide a full range of employment support, including in defending Employment Tribunal claims.

Your Role

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious Employment Lawyer to take on a senior role in a top tier team, to support the growth of our Employment offering.

As a key addition to the team, day to day you can expect to be involved with high quality, varied work including:

  • Helping employers manage issues in the workplace such as disciplinaries, grievances, restructuring and redundancies
  • Leading on complex Employment Tribunal claims (almost exclusively acting for Respondents)
  • Providing employment law support in TUPE matters, corporate deals and outsourcing contracts, contract drafting and client training
  • Enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants
  • Drafting of contracts of employment, consultancy agreements, staff handbooks, settlement agreements and other employment related documentation
  • Utilising your already experience of advising large corporates (including liaison with board level HR, general counsel and in-house employment counsel), to develop your career further in a senior role
  • Collaborating with Partners and other senior team members on business development strategies
  • Supporting and working with the wider national Employment team, including supervising Associates, Trainees and Paralegals where required

Your Skills & Experience

We are looking for:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered) with at least 7 years PQE in a similar legal setting
  • A proven track record in business development and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Experience of supervising and/or managing a small team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability and confidence to engage with clients and colleagues at all levels


Your Team

Our team of more than 30 specialists advises clients across the three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on all aspects of employment law. Our services include business reorganisations and redundancies, tactical advice on sensitive/ reputational issues, practical support on business as usual issues such as grievance, boardroom support on reputational or corporate governance issues, employment tribunal representation, internal investigations, advice on employee consultation and engagement, business immigration, employment law training and specialist expertise on TUPE and outsourcing.


About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 


Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.


TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 

Legal careers
Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham
Competitive salary package
Closing Date
Tuesday 30 April 2024
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