Senior Legal Counsel

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Senior Legal Counsel: Employment and Partnership 

We are seeking an experienced Employment Lawyer or Barrister to join us and provide in-house legal advice across the DWF Group. 

You will provide in house legal advice on a range of employment and partnership related matters across the DWF Group plc business. This is a diverse role with a remit covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including handling UK Employment Tribunal claims, advising on and drafting employment related contracts and settlement agreements and advising on TUPE and a wide range of partnership issues. The appointee will be able to contribute high level advice at a strategic level in relation to employee and partnership issues and be capable of commanding the confidence of senior role holders in a FTSE Small Cap listed company, while also being able to relate to employees of all levels on day to day employment/partnership issues. 

There is the possibility of combining the 3 day Part Time Group Legal role with a 2 day per week Commercial Employment senior fee earning role to become a full time appointment. If a candidate wishes this option to be explored, a following, while not essential, would be an advantage. 

Other key requirements:

  • An 8 years+ PQE Solicitor ideally from a leading employment practice or in house team.
  • Experience in both contentious and non-contentious work, across the 'employment mix'.
  • The ability to provide strategic, technical support at senior/partner level
  • A confident yet personable and collaborative approach
  • Strong commercial focus with ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Apply now! This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK's largest listed law firm and help us to transform legal services through our people! 

To find out more about us and how we are shaping the legal sector please visit our website at! 

Benefits package and flexible working: 

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and a Healthy Minds helpline. 

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application. 

About DWF 

DWF is a global legal business providing Complex, Managed and Connected Services, operating from 33 key locations with over 4,200 people. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations. 

Supporting your application 

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day. 

Note to recruitment agencies 

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.