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Associate - Manchester or Leeds

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Lewis Silkin

1mo ago

💼 Graduate Job

Manchester +1

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  • Ideal candidate will have 0-4 years' PQE with strong employment law knowledge, analytical skills, and clear communication. Must excel in client service, business development, and be proficient in IT tools including Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook, and document management systems.
  • The Associate in the Manchester or Leeds office at Lewis Silkin will be responsible for handling a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work, assisting senior lawyers with cases, running their own matters under supervision, and maintaining direct contact with clients to develop their skills and knowledge within the field.

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LegalManchester, Leeds


  • The Employment team is one of the leading employment law practices in the UK and consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm. With over 180 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.
  • The work of the team as a whole is a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters, for a wide range of clients. The lawyers undertake a significant amount of business development and knowledge-sharing including giving seminars, training the team and creating content for various channels and publications. There is a significant international element to the team’s work, largely on account of its membership of the Ius Laboris international alliance of employment lawyers.
  • In Manchester, the employment team consists of one Partner, one Managing Associate, one Senior Associate and 4 Associates, as well as a Senior Practice Development Lawyer, International Projects Coordinator and support team.


  • The successful candidate is likely to have between 0-4 years’ PQE and gained the benefit of training and development in a well-respected employment team.
  • The candidate must have comprehensive employment law knowledge, a strong analytical ability, and a clear communication style (both spoken and written). They must have a commercial approach to client service, enjoy and be comfortable doing business development and, above all, must be a team player.
  • IT Skills Required:
  • Proficient IT skills - Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Skype for Business, DocsCorp PDF Docs, Word Compare (DocsCorp CompareDocs), Document Management System (Netdocs), although full in-house training will be provided.
  • Time recording (Intapp TIME).

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • The role is based in our newly established Manchester office and the Associate’s workload will be exclusively employment work. The Associate will mainly be assisting more senior lawyers with their cases, as well as running their own matters under supervision. These senior lawyers will, primarily, be based in the Manchester office but the Associate will also be involved in working for lawyers across our other offices, as required.
  • The caseload will consist of a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work and the Associate will have direct contact with a variety of clients.
  • The role will develop in accordance with the Associate’s own skills, aptitude and preferences and according to the needs of clients and the division.


Work type

Full time

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Manchester, Leeds