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Job Title Simmons Adaptive - Employment Counsel
Department Adaptive
Role Associate
Job Location London

Location:  Remote initially and then Central London


Main purpose of the role:


To provide pragmatic advice and counsel on a very broad range of employment law matters.

Other duties and responsibilities will include providing people focused legal advice, developing and implementing new policies and practices and managing all aspects of any employment litigation.

The workload is diverse and demanding due to the requirements of the business, our client is looking for someone who is self-sufficient and able to hit the ground running.


Pe rson specification:


  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally have between six – eight years’ post qualification experience within the UK. In-house experience is a definitive advantage.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Additional European languages, an advantage.
  • Ability to juggle multiple matters, prioritize work effectively and provide timely solutions in a busy, fast – paced environment.
  • 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.


Firm introduction:


Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,600 people situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Our philosophy for international growth has been to build practices around local teams who understand the culture, business and languages of the countries and regions in which we operate.  In doing so, we believe that we have succeeded in developing a closely knit and cohesive network that meets local business needs as part of a global service.

Our business services groups provide integrated support for our global operations.  The firm is organised in line with our clients’ requirements into key practice areas and sector groups.  Our sector focus allows us to better appreciate the environment in which our clients operate and to work with them to achieve their objectives.  Our client base includes leading financial institutions and a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies.

Our focus on a small number of sectors means we are able to understand and respond to our clients’ needs. Our industry sectors are: Asset Management & Investment Funds, Financial Institutions, Healthcare & Life Sciences and Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT). We also focus on the E&I market, in particular through our international projects and construction teams. We have a track record for innovation and delivering value to clients through new ways of working. The core practice areas, from which we draw our sector teams, are: corporate, dispute resolution, employment, pensions & employee benefits, EU, competition & regulatory, financial markets, information, communications & technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax.

For additional information on the firm, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.    


Equal opportunities:


We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to equal opportunities in employment. 

We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity.  This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.

At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work.  We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.


Background screening:


All recruits of Simmons & Simmons will be required to go through our background screening process.  Depending on the position you apply for this may include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate.  We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.  The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.

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