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Martin Searle Solicitors

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Vacancy: Employment Lawyer, Brighton

Martin Searle Solicitors is an award-winning law firm with a strong local and national reputation for our equality work, particularly pregnancy and maternity discrimination and disability discrimination cases. We are ranked in the Legal 500.

You will be an experienced employment law solicitor, Legal Executive or Case Worker with a large amount of varied Employment Law and Tribunal experience.

We are looking for a team player who enjoys all aspects of Employment Law as well as bringing and defending complex discrimination and whistleblowing cases. You will assist us in continuing to build our reputation as a firm with integrity, committed to providing a high-quality service to all our clients.

Due to the high volume of work, you need to be organised and proficient in using IT. You must be able to carry out your own advocacy at least to Case Management stage. It is desirable that you can carry out your own advocacy at Final Hearings. We are an equal opportunities employer and will consider applications from candidates who wish to work flexible hours.

Please send your CV together with a letter explaining why you want to join our Employment Law team to amanda@ms-solicitors.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 7 September.


Vacancy: Legal Assistant / Receptionist

We are seeking an organised, pro-active, articulate and highly motivated full-time legal assistant and receptionist, preferably with experience of working in professional services. You will be based in our Covid-secure central Brighton office. We are a Living Wage employer and the advertised hourly rate is the minimum as the salary offered will be dependent on experience.

Duties include diary management, typing / editing, reception duties including managing calls from new and existing clients, greeting clients and file management.

The successful candidate will be confident about being trained to work with voice recognition technology.

We are committed to ongoing professional development and all our employees have access to quality-based training and career development in a friendly and team based working environment. We are an equal opportunities employer and offer the opportunity for everyone to play a key role in our continuing growth and expansion.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to amanda@ms-solicitors.co.uk

Closing date is 5pm on Friday 21 August

No recruitment agencies please.

Skills Range


  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Copy editing skills for voice recognition dictation
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Highly Desirable:

  • Legal /professional secretarial and reception experience/qualifications
  • Experience of working in customer services
  • Experience of working with a case management system

Person Specification

  • Able to prioritise your workload and to work to deadlines
  • Using initiative and flexibility in your approach
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
  • Commitment to providing an efficient, effective and professional service to our clients
  • Enthusiasm for team working
  • Commitment to our company’s values


  • Holiday increase based on length of service
  • Access to training and professional development
  • Brighton location
  • Staff nights out


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