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About The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Solicitor / Associate based in our Cardiff Office, working in the Employment and Immigration Team working alongside two of our Employment Partners. We offer an interesting and varied caseload including employment tribunal litigation, advising commercial clients and working on the employment aspects of corporate transactions.

  • Advise on a range of Employment issues across a breadth of sectors
  •  Develop and maintain knowledge on issues within Employment, working collaboratively with colleagues across the whole Employment team to share knowledge.
  • Develop opportunities for referral of work across the business and actively participate in business development opportunities.
  • Primarily work on behalf of employers and respondents but with the ability to act for senior employees / executives or members of representative organisations , if required.
  • Manage a varied caseload including; - Corporate Support; Drafting Contracts, Settlement Agreements; Restrictive Covenants; Re-organisations and TUPE
  • All types of ET work (including some advocacy) for Claimants and Respondents (we are on a national  panel for a very large representative organisation)
  • Familiarity with CPR and employment related civil litigation desirable.
  • HR support work for business and third sector clients.

About You

You will need:

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Excellent organisational capability with excellent attention to detail 
  • Ideally 3-5 years PQE
  • Proven ability to develop business
  • Team player who can offer support and guidance to other team members and work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues
  • Client service focussed with the ability to handle demanding stakeholders
  • Ideally with respondent / commercial or public sector experience. Alternatively, candidates with significant experience of acting for representative organisations will be considered


About Us

Benefits of working with us:
• Income Protection
• Private Medical Insurance
• Sight tests / Glasses discounts
• Bonus scheme
• Electric vehicle scheme
• International secondments for 0-5 PQE
• Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
• 27 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
• Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Life Assurance
• 1/3 gym membership contribution
• Flu vaccinations


Is HCR the smart move for you?

HCR suits people who love a challenge and want to work in an environment where careers thrive on the back of hard work and personal merit. Our people enjoy feeling part of something bigger than themselves, and whilst our clients drive our development, it is our people who bring their energy, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindsets together to solve problems and help our clients succeed.

Why HCR people love their jobs

Our people tell us they enjoy working on good quality, interesting matters from a wide variety of our clients, because they get the experience they want to develop their careers. We will give you responsibility early, the mandate to make things happen and we’ll back your good ideas. Our “Passion for People” lives and breathes every day throughout the firm as our peoples’ energy and sense of fun create a warm environment in which to thrive.

What career progression will HCR offer you?

HCR’s growth constantly creates opportunities for people who want to go places and make a difference, your career plan can become part of our growth plan. At HCR you can expect to work with friendly, energetic, ambitious people, who love getting stuck into a client problem, and enjoy celebrating a good outcome. Our people value the sense of community provided by the individual personality of each office and the collegiate approach across all our service and sector teams.

What does HCR believe, achieve and stand for?

As a Times Best Law firm, among the UK Top 60, we provide the full range of services that you would expect to organisations, business leaders and individuals. However, in our mission to give everyone the opportunity to experience a different kind of legal service we take an entrepreneurial approach. We’re flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, delivering the best outcomes for them. We have more than 800 lawyers and support staff, including more than 150 partners, and have been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark in recognition of our compliance and client care standards.

With ten offices in England and Wales our well-established presence stretches from west to east, ensuring clients can access a full-service legal offering no matter where they’re located. We’ve expanded significantly in Birmingham, Cardiff and the Thames Valley, and our merger with Hewitsons resulted in a full service regional hub being established in the heart of the Waterside innovation area centre of Northampton. Our London and Cambridge continue to grow apace.

With solid connections in the communities we work in, and a track record of delivering legal advice to businesses and individuals throughout the areas we base ourselves in, our clients continue to value our approach to providing legal advice, in the way they need, when they need it.


As HCR is an equal opportunities employer, we don’t just accept differences, we celebrate them. We want to attract a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and skills to create a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and which works together to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

We also want you to achieve your absolute best during the recruitment process.  Please let us know of any changes we can make at any point that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. 

A note for recruitment agencies – The HCR Resourcing Team is responsible for recruitment across the firm, and where possible will use direct hiring methods. We do work with a Preferred Supplier List, and where appropriate, we will release vacancies to those agencies who we deem most appropriate to support us. Only those agencies will be invited to submit candidates via our recruitment portal. Any speculative or unsolicited CVs sent to any employee or Partner of HCR will not be considered an introduction, and no fees will be applicable. Furthermore, we retain the right to pursue these candidates without query of ownership

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