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Associate - Employment
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Travers Smith is a leading full-service law firm, with
a wealth of experience in its areas of specialisation. The firm has
a market-leading reputation for its international expertise in Asset
Management, M&A and Dispute Resolution & Investigations.
Clients include asset managers across the alternative asset classes
(private equity, venture, credit, infrastructure and real estate),
publicly listed and private companies, financial institutions, and
other business enterprises involved in large and complex UK and
cross-border matters, transactions and disputes. Our purpose is to
provide the highest quality of service to our clients whilst
enabling our people to achieve professional fulfilment in a
supportive, inclusive and enjoyable working environment.
Travers Smith's Employment team is a growing,
market-leading team with an international focus. The team of over
20 lawyers partners with our broad range of employer clients to
provide them with innovative and brave solutions focussed advice
which helps them develop and protect their businesses. We strive to
work efficiently and remain highly profitable, but in a
collaborative, positive and supportive environment so that our
lawyers can develop their careers and fulfil their potential at
As an Associate at Travers Smith, you will be given a
significant amount of client contact and responsibility whilst
working in a collaborative environment to provide advice and
assistance to high quality clients.
Whilst workloads will vary, an Employment Associate
will typically spend around 80% of their time on contentious and
advisory work and 20% of their time on transactional support.
Typical work includes the following:
Senior exits and settlement agreements
Restrictive covenant breaches, planning team moves
Other contentious advice (e.g. grievances, disciplinaries)
Change projects (e.g. redundancy and TUPE processes)
Contracts, bonus schemes and handbooks
Other ad hoc advice (e.g. gender pay gap reporting,
holiday pay, furlough)