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Job Title Employment - Senior Associate
Department Employment
Role Associate
Job Location London


Simmons & Simmons’ London employment practice is a recognised leader in the UK marketplace. We are known for our strength–in–depth and ability to provide clients with a proactive approach to employment law matters. We have an unrivalled client base among global corporates and financial institutions – giving us what we believe to be an unparalleled level of experience in complex, domestic and international employment law matters. In the Chambers 2014 UK guide we were described as “The pre-eminent adviser for complex, high-risk claims.” and in the previous year they said “This ‘approachable, decisive and commercial’ team is highly recommended for its advice to clients on high-end litigation matters and strategic restructuring projects.”

The group has the skills, knowledge and technical expertise to provide practical advice on domestic, international and transnational issues offering a commercial and creative approach. The team offers a full range of services including advising on all general and strategic employment issues, litigation and issues associated with corporate transactions and reorganisations and advises clients across key business sectors including financial markets, life sciences, TMT and energy and infrastructure.

The role:

We are seeking a skilled associate with excellent experience to play an integral part in our leading employment practice. The ideal candidate will be 6 years + PQE level and have a credible background in employment law matters. A willingness to take on significant responsibility is essential and the ability to utilise your existing knowledge to further develop on the groups existing platform is essential, including business development and networking activities as part of this role.

This role can be based in either our London or Bristol office.

Person specification:

  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally have 6 years post qualified experience in a financial services practice which will have been gained at another leading City/national or regional practice.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.


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