Employment Lawyer – Cambridge

Role Overview

Price Bailey Legal Services LLP is a niche employment law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with Lexcel Accreditation. Uniquely it sits within the Price Bailey Group, a firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. Due to recent growth we are looking to appoint an Employment Lawyer to manage a full portfolio of clients, to assist other Employment Lawyers in the team on more complex matters, and proactively look for fee development opportunities; they will also be responsible for management of junior team members from day to day


Principle Responsibilities:

  • To manage a portfolio of employee and employer matters to a high standard in accordance with PBLS requirements. Effective provision of employment law and HR advice to clients.
  • Display pro-active awareness of current relevant legislation and compliance standards relating them to client situations.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to add value and refer clients to PB specialists. Effectively control own portfolio and client costs.
  • Raise high quality business correspondence and deliver high quality legal advice whilst demonstrating a value for money service to clients.
  • Takes full responsibility for WIP, billing procedures and debtor control of own portfolio with support from supervising team members.
  • Welcomes opportunities to meet with referral sources for fee development purposes.
  • Includes opportunities for fee development in client conversations or correspondence where appropriate.
  • Is the main point of contact for queries from clients within own portfolio.
  • Recognises when matters exceed technical knowledge and experience and seek support from supervising team members.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with clients including proactive contact


Person Specification:

Work based competencies

  • Must have a minimum of 4/5 years PQE
  • Possess excellent technical knowledge of employment law
  • Have proven experience in handling and managing own caseload
  • Proven experience in advising both employee and employers in a full range of employment law matters
  • Proven experience in advising on more technical employment law matters including TUPE.
  • Experience in litigation, including commercial litigation, would be desirable, although not essential

Behavioural competencies

  • Confident, articulate and able to communicate with all levels (externally and internally)
  • Well presented and professional
  • An effective team player
  • Good IT skills
  • Highly reliable
  • An assertive and confident communicator
  • Well organised
  • Self motivated
  • Efficient and able to encourage efficiency in others
  • Shows excellent judgement
  • Mature and professional: takes responsibility for the job
  • Able to influence decision making


Training & Development:

  • CPD programme including compliance and broader technical skills training
  • Performance reviews every 6 months

Benefits Package:

  • Smart Working (see link for further details https://www.pricebailey.co.uk/careers/experienced-hires/working-price-bailey/)
  • A relaxed and professional environment       
  • Social Activities/Charitable Events
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • 25 days Holiday (ability to purchase up to 5 extra days annually under our flexible benefits scheme)
  • Life Assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company car via salary sacrifice
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

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26 November 2019 - 6 December 2019

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