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Senior Legal Counsel – Central Services


Senior Legal Counsel

DWF is currently seeking an experienced employment lawyer or barrister to join us on a part time basis in our Manchester office.

This is a wide reaching and varied opportunity for someone to provide high level, in house legal advice across the DWF Group. Reporting to the Group General Counsel and collaborating with senior level stakeholders, you will be involved in employment and partner related matters such as grievances through to restructuring and TUPE activities as well as drafting the requisite agreements and contracts.

If therefore you possess the relevant contentious and non contentious experience and you are interested in working 3-days per week for an international legal business and plc then we would be delighted to speak with you.

Other key requirements:

  • An 8 years+ PQE Solicitor ideally from a leading employment practice or in house team.
  • Experience in both contentious and non contentious work, across the ’employment mix’.
  • The ability to provide strategic, technical support at senior/partner level
  • A confident yet personable and collabertive approach
  • Strong commercial focus with ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards. We are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns (please note part time roles will be pro rata).

About DWF   

DWF is a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 27 key locations and over 3,100 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations and in March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations. 

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview.  Alternatively, please click on the following link which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide




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