• Fecha de publicación: 04/11/2021
  • Nombre de la empresa: UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
  • Descripción de funciones:


    UAL is recruiting an assistant solicitor to manage employment advisory matters and Employment Tribunal litigation and assist with the management of contentious matters. 

    The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with a background or training in employment law and the ability to work independently and engage with internal stakeholders with support and supervision from senior solicitors. 

    UAL's Legal Services Team deals with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters and the right candidate will be willing to expand their knowledge and assist senior solicitors with student litigation, inquests and other contentious matters.  

    The key duties of this role are:

    • Advising generally on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters and assisting in the management of other litigation and student related contentious matters
    • Reviewing, drafting and advising on a variety of agreements including employment contracts, employment policies and internal training for managers
    • Advising on and assisting Legal Team members in relation to student litigation and OIA processes

    Why choose us? 

    The University of the Arts London is a renowned institution for education in arts, design, fashion and communication, delivering transformative education, research and enterprise. 

    The Legal Services team provides advice, support and representation on a broad range of issues across the University. This role offers a varied and interesting employment law and contentious caseload and the opportunity to advise on new and high profile legal issues in Higher Education with the support of a well established in house Legal Services team.  

    Your profile

    Strong drafting and communication skills are essential as the role includes the provision of advice and training, conduct of contentious employment matters and the management of instructions to external counsel where appropriate. 

    Knowledge of or an interest in education law would be an advantage. The role may suit individuals with 0-3 PQE, however applications from individuals with a range of experience in private or in house environments are welcomed. 

    The essential criteria for this post are:

    • Qualified to practise as a solicitor in England & Wales with post-qualification experience in respect of employment law gained within private practice or an in-house legal team
    • Excellent drafting skills and the ability to provide clear and practical advice
    • Experience of working under pressure and to strict deadlines
    • Good working knowledge or experience of Employment Tribunal practices and procedures
    • Good research skills and a willingness to maintain and expand your legal knowledge

    For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

    Closing date: 30 November 2021 23:55.

    UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.



  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - UAL - King's Cross, London UK
  • Remuneración: Salary £45,000 - £52,000 per annum