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Employment Solicitor/Associate (ideally 2-6+ PQE) - Bristol

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our Bristol team has a strong reputation in the market and is recognised as Band/Tier 1 in the region in both the latest Chambers UK Legal 500 rankings.  The wider national team enjoys similarly high directory rankings. 

The Team advises household name employers in both the public and private sectors on human resource issues from day to day matters to strategic management issues both in the UK and cross-border.  The Team handles approximately 1,000 Employment Tribunal claims each year and is the largest user of the EAT. 

With such a wide spectrum of work and client opportunities we can offer experience in  any aspect of employment law, from investigations to senior executive exits, cross border projects, litigation, data protection, industrial action and everything in between.   

At DAC Beachcroft we offer “A Life That Works”, a way of working which enables our diverse group of colleagues to balance professional responsibilities with personal commitments. Through our Flex Forward programme, we offer three different methods of working and an ability to “glide time”, by flexing hours across the day and week

Role Responsibility

  • Undertake a busy and varied workload of employment matters advising all types
  • A varied workload of employment matters advising employers in a variety of sectors, including health, tech and financial services.
  • Progress and manage a wide variety of client matters both contentious and non-contentious, and of varying complexity and scale.
  • Marketing activities with existing clients and potential clients.
  • Presenting and assisting in client training and other external seminars.
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Enthusiasm for employment law and great people skills
  • An experienced Solicitor/Associate (ideally 2-6 PQE)
  • Solid academic track record
  • Reasonable level of self-sufficiency, with judgment to seek supervision.
  • A client focused and commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach
  • Able to learn quickly ‘on the job’
  • Team oriented and collegiate
  • Willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,900 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Rome, Singapore, Argentina Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at

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