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Legal Advisor (Settlement Agreement Unit) Full Time

at Thompsons Solicitors Plymouth in Plymouth (Published at 19-04-2021)

Vacancy: Legal Advisor (Settlement Agreement Unit)

Office: Plymouth

Salary: £29,016 - £33,620

Closing date for applicants: 03 May 2021

Contract: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract

Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With 100 years? experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union movement and the people they represent.

We provide an inclusive environment which enables us individually and collectively to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being commended in The Times? Best Law Firms 2021 for our work in employment, personal injury and clinical negligence. We pride ourselves on being ?the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK?. We offer a friendly working environment, excellent benefits and are committed to agile working and continuous improvement.

The opportunity

Due to increased workload in the team, we are looking for an experienced and highly skilled Legal Advisor to join our team of dedicated professionals in our Plymouth offices to provide a range of general legal advice to Trade Unions. You will have the opportunity to specifically advise and where necessary, sign off Settlement Agreements.

With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients. Having the confidence and ability to take appropriate daily decisions on cases to ensure swift progression will be key to your success. To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.

The role

As an admitted solicitor/legal executive, you will be assessing and advising on settlement agreements and identifying any issues which may arise according to the needs of each client. Contacting union officials and members will form a large part of this role and will include development and promotion of this service.

You will therefore need to have excellent knowledge of employment law advice and settlement agreements in particular. The role requires excellent prioritisation skills and meticulous attention to detail to enable you to construct clear and effective arguments, yielding the best result for our clients. You will need to show empathy and understanding, providing a professional legal service with a personal touch.

A day in the life of a Legal Advisor is never the same, however a typical day may include:

Daily diarised appointments

Dealing with incoming post, emails and calls

Dealing with outgoing post, emails and calls


We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

Structured pay scales

Contributory pension scheme

Permanent health insurance

Life assurance

23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)

Employee Assistance Programme

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Cycle to work scheme

Organised sports and social club

Annual travel and parking loans

Financial assistance for professional development

For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.

We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

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