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Manager - KPMG Law - Employment Legal Services - London

Date: Jun 2, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Law Overview

KPMG Law is a disrupter in legal services, offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings, and multi-disciplinary solutions, within a leading global professional services firm. The KPMG Law global network comprises over 2700 lawyers in 80+ jurisdictions.

What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers

• an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide legal services in a different environment and manner to a traditional commercial law firm as part of fully integrated multi-disciplinary practice
• commercially minded and keen to become a more rounded business adviser focused on delivering a great service to clients
• a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• keen to assist with the development of junior team members
• a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally
• high level of technical knowledge of UK employment law
• intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
Employment Legal Services

• The Employment Legal Services Team comprises 11 lawyers who regularly work with a wide cross-section of the KPMG client-facing business.
• The team undertakes a variety of work with a focus on workforce pay compliance (including national minimum wage, holiday pay, employment status, pay gap reporting), workforce change (people aspects of restructurings including redundancies and TUPE transfers, changes to terms and conditions and transactional support) as well as general HR and ER advisory work.
• The applicant should be a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and be prepared to work in a different way to lawyers in traditional law firms.

Experience Required

• The applicant will be an employment lawyer with a good range of experience and 4+ years’ PQE.
• The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to the employment law of England and Wales. Familiarity with contracts and policies, due diligence reporting and broader transactional support, redundancy/reorganisation/TUPE transfers, employment status and holiday pay would be helpful. In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on esoteric areas (such as national minimum wage and pay gap reporting) and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.
• While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement. Strong project management skills are a must.
• The successful applicant will demonstrate experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities.
• He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills and a keenness to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to be part of building the existing business of the team and will build peer to peer relationships.
• The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations and producing expert articles for publications.


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