Employment Lawyer

Term: Contract
Reports to: Head of Lewissilkinhouse
Department: Lewissilkinhouse
Location: London
The firm

Lewis Silkin works with leading businesses to protect and enhance their most important assets - their ideas, their people, their brand and their future. We call it: Ideas. People. Possibilities.

With offices in London, Oxford, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin and Hong Kong, we are recognised by clients and industry alike as being distinct for our unique culture, market-leading practice areas, sector focused approach and for providing solutions to complex, multijurisdictional business challenges, with a pragmatic and human touch. We have two things at our core: people — both ours and our clients’— and a focus on creative, tech and innovative businesses.

Our culture is encapsulated by an ethos of bravery and kindness, guided by our values of Integrity, Clarity, Unity and Excellence (our ‘I-CUE’). We aim to provide a supportive environment for our people, clients and wider community and embrace diversity & inclusion, ensuring people are able to bring their full selves to work.

The department

Lewissilkinhouse is Lewis Silkin’s flexible resourcing service which provides clients with temporary lawyers and paralegals on an interim basis to cover for absence, busy periods or assist with projects. It was established in 2013 and is one of the first law firms providing an offering of this kind.


We are looking for lawyers to join the employment division of Lewissilkinhouse, a specialist group within our Employment and Immigration division, which advises on all aspects of UK Employment law. Many of our clients who use our in-house service are well-known multinational household names with large employee bases across a variety of sectors including media, technology, professional services, retail and financial services.

Lewissilkinhouse employment lawyers are engaged on various different types of contracts including fixed-term and zero hours employment contracts. Our in-house lawyers receive a competitive remuneration package with access to extensive employee benefits and are fully integrated into the firm's Employment, Immigration and Reward team. They are invited to all the team’s social events, training and know how sessions and have access to the team’s template and precedent documents.

They usually work exclusively at clients’ premises though post pandemic some clients are considering a hybrid working pattern. Placements are generally full-time but part-time placements, typically 4 days per week do also arise from time to time.  Placements are largely based in Central London but can be based elsewhere including Greater London, the M4 corridor and further afield.

Additional information

The role would suit an employment lawyer with excellent academics, strong interpersonal skills and a high level of private practice experience. Candidates should have excellent knowledge and practical experience of UK employment law and be up-to-date with recent developments. Some previous in-house legal and/or Employee Relations experience, plus international exposure, would be beneficial. All levels of PQE are welcome to apply.

IT skills required:

  • Competency in MS Office suite.

Professional qualifications required:

  • Candidates should be a qualified UK lawyer with a current UK practising certificate or overseas equivalent.

At Lewis Silkin our ethos is simple. We strive to do the best for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that an inclusive workplace allows for all kinds of ideas and thoughts, a variety of points of view that can trigger discussions or deliver innovative results, and a wide range of versatile skills and expertise. We are proud of the diversity within Lewis Silkin and of our culture that allows people to be themselves at work, ensuring we provide the best possible service to our clients. We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns and office location.

No agencies please.