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Lewis Silkin LLP

Employment Lawyer (Fixed-Term Contract)

The firm

Lewis Silkin is widely recognised as the leading specialist employment practice and its team of over 140 employment and immigration lawyers is the largest in the UK. Chambers and Legal 500 have rated us as a Tier 1 practice for over a decade and this year rate 20 of our partners as “leaders in their field”.  Additionally, this year Who’s Who Legal named us “Global Law Firm of the Year for Labour, Employment & Pensions” for the second year running rating substantially more of our lawyers than any other firm in the UK. The employment team works with a wide range of clients including many large household names and multinational companies across the full range of day to day and specialist areas of employment law.

The department

Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. The firm has 60 partners and more than 340 staff.


Lewissilkinhouse is Lewis Silkin’s flexible resourcing service which provides clients with temporary lawyers and paralegals on an interim basis to cover for absence, busy periods or assist with projects. It was established in 2013 and is one of the first law firms providing an offering of this kind.

We are looking for lawyers to join the employment division of Lewissilkinhouse, a specialist group within our Employment and Immigration division, which advises on all aspects of UK Employment law. Many of our clients who use our in-house service are well-known multinational household names with large employee bases across a variety of sectors including media, technology, professional servicesretail and financial services.

Lewissilkinhouse employment lawyers are engaged on various different types of employment contract including fixed-term and zero hours employment contracts. Our in-house lawyers receive a competitive remuneration package with access to extensive employee benefits and are fully integrated into the firm's Employment, Immigration and Reward team. They are invited to all the team’s social events, training and know how sessions and have access to the team’s template and precedent documents.

Lewissilkinhouse lawyers usually work exclusively at clients’ premises.  Placements are generally full time but part time placements do also arise from time to time.  Placements are largely based in Central London but can occasionally be based elsewhere including Greater London and the M4 corridor.

Find out more about our Employment Lewissilkinhouse offering here.  

Additional information

The role would suit an employment lawyer with excellent academics, strong interpersonal skills and a high level of private practice experience. Candidates should have excellent knowledge and practical experience of UK employment law and be up-to-date with recent developments. Some previous in-house legal and/or Employee Relations experience, plus international experience, would be beneficial. All levels of PQE are welcome to apply.

IT skills required:

  • Competency in MS Office suite.

Professional qualifications required:

  • Candidates should be a qualified UK lawyer with a current UK practising certificate or overseas equivalent.

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