Employment Associate


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Employment

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 

With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Employment  team, with the addition of a Employment Associate.


The opportunity for you

Key responsibilities


The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of matters, which will include:

  • Full range of tribunal litigation covering all aspects of employment law and, as appropriate according to candidate, opportunity for advocacy at preliminary hearings.
  • Advising Human Resource Managers, In-house Counsel, Managing Directors and other senior personnel on a variety of employee relations issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on HR policies, employment contracts and directors' service agreements.
  • Acting for high net worth individuals to negotiate service agreements, team moves or termination arrangements.
  • Advising internationally based clients on employment law in the UK and co-ordination of the international projects and advice.
  • High Court proceedings relating to business protection for employer or employees.
  • Corporate support – often acting as sole employment specialist (excluding pensions) in corporate transactions.


Knowledge, skills and experience


Candidates must be UK qualified solicitors with circa 4+  years' PQE in the UK and experience in the relevant areas described above.

The following experience/skills are essential:

  • Bright with strong technical ability.
  • Good commercial acumen and potential/proven business development skills and an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Good listening and written communication skills.
  • Performing a lead role in negotiations and transaction management.
  • A high level of client contact and previous responsibility for client files.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 




Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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