Senior Associate - Employment

We're Norton Rose Fulbright - a global law firm with over 50 offices and 7,000 employees worldwide.
We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.
As well as the relevant skills and experience, we're looking for people who are innovative, commercial and value the work that they do. To attract the best people, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, have a sense of belonging, and realize their full career potential. We value difference and actively promote a culture of respect for each individual, encouraging and creating inclusion.
Our new hybrid working model allows our people to have more flexibility in the way they choose to work from both the office and a remote location, while continuing to deliver the highest standards of service. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies and provide access to programmes and services aimed at nurturing our people’s health and overall wellbeing.

The Team


Our employment law team has experience in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. Every lawyer has a broad spectrum of work and has had regular exposure to client issues ranging from sensitive severance issues and boardroom disputes through to issues of corporate governance and more standard disciplinary and grievance issues.

We have a diverse client base reflecting our appeal to a wide audience of in-house lawyers and HR managers, including senior executives, charities, world-wide financial institutions and large corporates.


The employment law team specialises in:

  • Employment law aspects of all corporate finance transactions including Transfer of Undertakings Redundancies and dismissals.
  • Service agreements, contracts of employment and staff handbooks.
  • Employment policies ranging from performance, sickness and misconduct procedures to maternity and parental leave schemes.
  • Boardroom disputes and severance claims.
  • Employment litigation in the high court, county court and employment tribunal.
  • International employment issues including dual contracts.
  • Collective issues such as trade union recognition and industrial action.
  • Executive remuneration and corporate governance.
  • Discrimination (including sex, race and disability).
  • General employment issues ranging from maternity rights to general contractual issues.
  • Business immigration



The Role


An opportunity has arisen for a senior lawyer to join our Employment team in Newcastle, working closely with the London office.  This is an opportunity for a senior associate to join a well-regarded practice dealing with cutting edge employment work across an international spectrum.


Key Skills and Experience

  • A good knowledge of the employment law and current developments is essential.
  • Experience of cross border transactions is also helpful, but not essential.
  • A willingness to take on a broad spectrum of employment work.
  • An understanding of immigration law would be helpful but is not a requirement.


Candidates should also:

  • Develop and apply technical knowledge and professional skills.
  • Focus on efficiency.
  • Develop our business/clients (maintain client relationships and deliver excellent service).
  • Work effectively with and through people.
  • Promote and demonstrate ‘good citizenship’ (values and strategic priorities).
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