Legal Counsel


Job description
  • Provision of internal employment law services to the HR team, advising on contentious, non-contentious advisory and transactional issues
  • Responsible for contentious employment issues with full involvement in matters and the opportunity to work closely with the business in managing and resolving cases
  • Providing specialist employment law advice on a range of matters including contractual matters, redundancy and restructuring, disciplinary and grievance, discrimination and equal opportunities, employment policies as well as advising on specific transactional activity and TUPE within a unionised business
  • Providing training to the business
  • Managing external legal counsel
  • At least 4 years PQE contentious and non-contentious employment law experience gained with a respected firm in this area or in-house 
  • Experience of dealing with trade unions would be an advantage
  • Ability to approach the role as a business partner
  • Open to change and comfortable in an evolving environment with ability and willingness to contribute to the change process
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required
  • Comfortable with stakeholder management but also able to work with colleagues at all levels of the business
  • UK (or common law equivalent) qualified solicitor or barrister with ideally 4 to 6 years of PQE. Flexible depending on the quality of experience.

For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. The client do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Organisation and department description

Select HR & Select Projects are an international group of companies focused on staffing and recruitment solutions. We are mainly active in Belgium, The Netherlands, Middle East and North Africa.

Our Client is currently looking for a Legal Counsel to provide employment law advice to all of company's UK & Ireland’s business divisions. The role requires capability to work with all levels of the business, to provide timely and commercial legal advice and to deal with a varied and material workload. The role will be based in London or Leeds. This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours per week, standard office (9am - 5Pm) Monday to Friday.



competitive salary

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Jelle Destoop Director Operations International International
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