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Berry Smith LLP is a business whose key resource is its people. We therefore invest a great deal of time and resources into personal development; actively encouraging training and supporting people’s ideas and ambition. Our lawyers play a vital role in shaping the firm’s future and are rewarded with genuine opportunities for career progression.

Our success means we are continually growing, so we are always looking out for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team. We regularly have vacancies in a wide variety of positions, as well as opportunities for graduates seeking a training contract or looking to qualify down the  SQE route.

We are always interested in hearing from anyone wishing to join the firm, either in response to one of our vacancies or more speculatively for the future.

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Current Vacancy:

0 to 3 year PQE Employment Solicitor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an employment solicitor to join our Employment and HR Team, working on a hybrid basis.


  • Closing date:             17th February 2023
  • Location:                    Cardiff / Hybrid
  • Salary:                        Competitive, depending on experience
  • Job type:                    Full time

Job Description

In this role you will be working alongside a Head of Department and small team of fee-earners on a broad spectrum of Employment Law and HR matters. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to progress their career in Employment Law and HR as part of a well-established firm and to work with a range of different businesses, from large multi-nationals plcs, well-known public-sector organisations, to other SME businesses located throughout the UK and globally.

The main responsibilities of the role include

  • Running your own case load /assisting other fee earners within a supportive and friendly team dealing with:
    • settlement agreement matters;
    • contract and policy drafting;
    • running / assisting with employment tribunal claims and pre-litigation negotiations;
    • providing HR support and advice on the full spectrum of Employment Law / HR issues;
    • providing support to our corporate finance and commercial teams on matters such as TUPE, drafting / reviewing employment provisions within corporate documents and drafting / reviewing service agreements / consultancy agreements.
  • Assisting with business development activities.

Applicant Criteria

Required skills and experience:

  • 0-3 Year PQE experience in Employment Law and HR matters
  • Exceptional communication and client care skills
  • Organised and methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced but supportive environment.

Salary and Benefits

As a Solicitor you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • A structured bonus
  • 22 days annual leave (increasing to a maximum of 28 days) plus Bank Holidays
  • Christmas shutdown period
  • Career progression opportunities

How to Apply

To apply for the role please send your CV together with a covering email to Jane Emery at