Employment and Education Solicitor Liverpool

Area of Practice: Employment and Education

Location: Liverpool and Merseyside

Type: Private Practice

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000

Posted On: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Recruiter Name: Tony Seymour

Recruiter Telephone: 07813 605881

Job Reference Number: TS/893882


Employment and Education Solicitor / Associate – 1-3 PQE

Employment and Education Solicitor / Associate – Liverpool

Employment and Education Solicitor – Liverpool – This is an established team advising on a blend of high-quality employment work with a focus on education work. The department has a highly-regarded education practice covering everything from academy conversions, admissions, exclusions and all aspects of legal compliance for schools and academies.

Employment and Education Solicitor – Overview

  • Job title: Associate
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: £44,000 – £55,000 (depending on experience)
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: Candidates with around 1-3 PQE. Applicants should have sound, proven experience in employment work as well as a genuine passion for education law.

More about the role

The successful candidate will work closely with a Partner and Senior Associate in the team. Both advise on a range of employment matters. Examples of recent work includes:

  • Advising major media client on successful defence of abuse and harassment case;
  • successful defence of significant whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal;
  • advising on complex restructure and redundancy process involving both collective and individual consultation.

Their employment work has a significant slant towards the education clients they have. As such, they advise on a full range of education sector matters including everything from admissions, exclusions, parental complaints, academy conversions, data protection and freedom of information as well as general governance. A snapshot of the work involved includes:

  • Acting for various multi-academy trusts in entering into recognition and collective agreements with national trade unions;
  • Advising a further education college of a full review of all HR policies and procedures
  • Advising on a conversion of a school from a local authority school to an academy trust
  • Acting for a single academy trust in reviewing and updating its statutory policies;

The team also represents various schools against closure attempts by the Secretary of State. Clients range from state education providers to independent schools and colleges.

A truly challenging, impactful and rewarding role

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in furthering their employment career as well as gaining access to a specialist niche sector. The work is varied, challenging and rewarding. Please don’t hesitate to apply to find out more.

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