Job Specification






Belfast City Centre


Market rate, commensurate with experience


  • 35 hr working week Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
  • 20 days plus stat, rising to 25 days, annual leave allowance
  • Employee Health Plan
  • Death in service benefit
  • Employer contributed pension scheme
  • Access to City centre car parking space

Key Responsibilities

  • Carriage of Industrial Tribunal files on behalf of both claimant and Respondent
  • Advise both employer and employee on all types of employment law matters, both pre and post litigation
  • Draft/advise on contract of employments, Workplace policies, handbooks etc..
  • Attend Counsel at Final Hearings and other preliminary hearings
  • Draft pleadings (Claim & Response forms)
  • Drafting List of Documents
  • Draft Schedule of Loss
  • Draft Interlocutory documents – Notices, Replies
  • Drafting opinions/prospect reports on insurance files
  • Compiling and preparing Brief to Counsel and Trial bundles
  • Liaise with client and/or counsel via phone or email
  • Corresponding with funder (i.e insurance company, PFNI etc…) and court, as and when necessary
  • Meet personal billable time target
  • Maintain a clear inbox.
  • Support the wider team with ad hoc tasks as directed by Head of Department

Essential Skills

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in Employment Law
  • In-depth knowledge of Employment Law
  • Effective communicator with high standard of Client service approach
  • Conscientious, taking responsibility for own work
  • Well organised and methodical with a high attention to detail
  • An aptitude for managing multiple priorities, producing documents and Client communications to a high standard
  • Advanced knowledge of working with a legal CMS and supporting Microsoft Office
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Ability to think on the spot
  • Work autonomously but works well within a Team

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