Employment Counsel

London, United Kingdom
27 Sep 2022
08 Nov 2022

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


To provide high quality, commercially focussed, strategic advice to support the HR function and the wider business


• Advising HR and the business on day-to-day employment law issues across the UK and EMEIA (including in relation to re-organisations, changes to terms and conditions, ill-health cases, employee disputes, complex disciplinary, grievance and performance management cases, flexible working requests, equal pay issues, family rights and other ad hoc queries).
• Supporting HR and the business on larger projects, such as collective redundancies, TUPE transfers and equality and diversity initiatives.
• Advising on senior hires and complex exits.
• Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements.
• Drafting changes to template employment documents, such as contracts and post-termination restraints.
• Dealing with employment litigation (other than advocacy, unless experienced).
• Providing support to commercial lawyers in respect of the employment aspects of contracts with service providers.
• Reviewing and advising on employment-related policies.
• Keeping the HR team up-to-date in respect of employment law changes, including preparing and delivering training.
• Instructing external lawyers where necessary in relation to the above and co-ordinating advice as appropriate to ensure it is fit for the business.


- Qualified solicitor with ~2-3 PQE+, preferably from an established city or west end firm
- Candidate should have specialised in employment law upon qualification
- Candidate should be able to operate with minimal supervision and in direct contact with internal clients
- Candidate should ideally have experience in dealing with cross border matters involving working with overseas counsel

- Strong academic credentials essential
- In-house experience preferable
- Knowledge of languages an advantage

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || CORPORATE AFFAIRS || CORPORATE - LEGAL || n/a ||

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