Employment Lawyer (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Employment
Location: Birmingham
The Team

A fantastic opportunity to join a national team of 35 lawyers across Employment, Pensions and Immigration, with support from our Employment Teams in our European offices. We are a friendly team, with a collaborative and collegiate culture. Our client base is international and we are known to provide solutions to complex issues facing employers in the private sector. The Team is supported by tax and share incentives lawyers and HR consultants.

We act for a broad spectrum of respondent clients with a strong emphasis on international corporates across a variety of sectors, including life sciences, technology, energy and financial services.

We are a busy team and you will be expected to have solid employer experience in advisory, projects, international, contentious and corporate support. This role will be based in our Birmingham office with the opportunity to work with members of our national team in both London and Manchester.



  • Proactively lead on a range of matters
  • Effectively delegate to more junior lawyers
  • Have a strong focus on client communication and delivery
  • Be entrepreneurial and have an enthusiasm to be involved in business development, including involvement in firmwide business development campaigns.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Experienced qualified lawyer from a top rated Employment practice and with a keen interest in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Strong academic record and intellectual capability.
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner.


Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in AmsterdamBeijingBelfastBirminghamBolognaBrusselsDüsseldorfFrankfurtHamburgLondonLuxembourgManchesterMunichMilanParisRomeShanghaiTurinVenice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback