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Title:  Senior Legal Counsel - Employment

City:  Market Drayton
Department:  Legal

Market Drayton, GB, TF9 3SQ

Müller has been a loved brand in the UK for over 30 years. It’s a household name – and it continues to grow as we invest to make and market an ever-great range of fantastic dairy products. We are currently the 7th most chosen FMCG brand, picked from supermarket shelves over 208 million times each year.  Müller offers you a long-term career with a genuine market leader.


We are recruiting for a Senior Legal Counsel - Employment at our site in Market Drayton, Shropshire. This role sits in the Legal & Compliance team which supports all of Müller’s businesses across the UK & Ireland and works collaboratively with colleagues in other jurisdictions. The role will be focused on providing employment advice to business partners, in particular the HR teams, across Müller’s businesses.  Müller pride ourselves on offering support to help develop your knowledge and skills. In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful European business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


Senior Legal Counsel - Employment:  Responsibilities:

  • Providing advice on employment law queries
  • Sharing relevant best practice and learning points
  • Policy review and maintenance, collaborating with our colleagues in HR
  • Devising and delivering training to the business
  • Supporting on contentious and non-contentious matters including, by way of example:
    • Employment contracts
    • Exit processes including redundancy and settlement agreements
    • Advising the business, HR and ER teams on potential disputes
    • TUPE
    • Performance management issues
    • Discipline and grievance processes
  • Managing a case load of employment tribunal claims and related litigation, including:
    • Reviewing claims and advising on them
    • Drafting risk reports
    • Drafting pleadings and witness statements
    • Preparing document bundles
    • Conducting advocacy where appropriate
    • Instructing counsel where appropriate
    • Negotiating and finalising settlements

The process:

If you think you have the necessary skills and experience for the role of Senior Legal Counsel – Employment, please apply at


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