Associate (Employment)

Department: Employment

Job Title: Associate

Location: Glasgow

The Firm

Clyde & Co is one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms with particular strengths in Insurance, Energy, Employment, Trade and Infrastructure. Clyde & Co now have over 400 partners operating across 6 continents worldwide.

Clyde & Co’s Glasgow office provides services to insurers, public authorities and emergency services, advising on employer’s, public and motor liability claims, plus a range of employment, health & safety and regulatory issues. The firm was awarded Scottish Law firm of the Year in 2017 and International Law Firm of the Year in 2018.

The Role

Our Employment team provide support in all aspects of employment law from preparing contracts and policies, through disciplinary, grievance and capability issues, to representation in Employment Tribunals, acting for employers and employees.

This would be the ideal role for candidates keen to appear in the Employment Tribunal and develop their oral advocacy skills

The successful candidate will likely be NQ-4 years PQE and will display excellent legal ability and initiative, as well as confidence in managing and prioritising a full caseload. They will be a strong communicator with good attention to detail.

The ideal candidate should have a strong litigation background. Relevant post qualification experience will be an advantage but is not essential. This is an opportunity to take a lead in a growing area where the law is developing and the work is challenging.

In addition, they will have excellent academics and a willingness to learn and develop their knowledge.

Please note that our PQE levels are a guide and all suitable candidates will be considered.

Role Competency Requirements

Technical Excellence

  • Technical legal expertise: the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it
  • Research: the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially
  • Managing legal processes: the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team

  • Guiding individual performance and development: develops the skills of self and others
  • Teamwork and collaboration: working cooperatively and effectively with others
  • Leadership: creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development

  • Building business relationships: establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities
  • Commercial thinking: understanding the commercial drivers
  • Cross-selling and business development

Finance and Practice Management

  • Finance management and understanding of the business
  • Project management: ensuring projects are delivered
  • Knowledge sharing

Personal Effectiveness

  • Communication
  • Clarity of thinking
  • Personal contribution

We offer a competitive salary and a contributory pension scheme, together with agile working.

Please note that our PQE levels are a guide and all suitable candidates will be considered.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and covering letter to