Career

Senior Employment Lawyer GBH Law Ltd

Salary
Competitive
Location
Godalming

GBH Law are looking for a commercially and strategically aware senior employment lawyer with contentious experience to join our friendly team. 

We are a business-focused, small but ambitious firm, with offices in Godalming. An ideal candidate would hold ambitions to share in the ownership of the business, be hard working and ambitious, both for themselves and for the firm, and demonstrate a desire to develop their own practice as well as the firm's practice more generally.

You would be working with directors Hamish Cameron Blackie and Andrea Tishler, focusing on contentious employment work, and we would expect you to undertake the following with minimal supervision:

  • Drafting ET1s, ET3s, and witness statement preparation.
  • Final hearing preparation and representation with or without counsel as appropriate to the complexity and length of the case.
  • Drafting Notices of Appeal, preparation work and final hearing representation in the Employment Appeal Tribunal with or without counsel as appropriate to the complexity and length of the case.
  • High Court litigation, typically relating to non-compete post-termination restrictions, working closely with leading or junior counsel.
  • Drafting position statements, preparation work and representation in commercial mediations with or without counsel as appropriate.
  • Advising on executive terminations.
  • Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements for all grades of employee from operatives to senior executives.
  • Preparing, drafting, and negotiating contracts of employment and service agreements for all grades of employee from operatives to senior executives.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and updating employee handbooks and staff policies.
  • Advising clients and the internal corporate team on redundancy exercises (both individual and collective).
  • Advising clients and the internal corporate team on TUPE in the context of outsourcing, insolvency and other business transfers.
  • Advising on Discrimination claims and PIDA claims.
  • Advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures.

In addition to the above, we would expect you to keep up with law and practice in your specialist area and share any relevant updates with colleagues. We would also expect you to take a proactive approach to business development and marketing.

Relationships are key to us at GBH Law and we would expect any successful candidate to work effectively with other colleagues and provide leadership and support to more junior members of the team. We expect the highest standards of professional conduct from all of our lawyers.

We support hybrid and flexible working and are willing to consider part-time hours.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Andrea Tishler: andrea@gbhlaw.co.uk with a copy of your CV.