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Associate - Corporate (4494)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. Working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment.

We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

Our Corporate team advising clients on the full range of M&A, private equity, venture capital and other transactions. Our clients include fast-growth companies, owner-managed businesses and large international corporates, family offices and individuals.

Working as an Associate within the team, you can expect to under undertake work advising on all aspects of Corporate law, such as private M&A, private equity, venture capital etc. As well as managing your own transactions with appropriate supervision, you will also provide assistance to Partners on the more complex transactions which will help support your personal development and technical ability. This is a superb opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise working as part of a successful team in one of the UK‘s leading law firms and for those who are interested in supporting with the growth of the team, there's also an opportunity to get involved in business development initiatives. 

About You

We're looking for an Associate who has a clear enthusiasm for this area of law and a commitment to securing the best outcomes for our clients whilst working under pressure, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Qualified lawyer either via traditional SRA route or CILEX;
  • Demonstrable technical experience gained within a reputable Corporate team;
  • The ability to work well with colleagues on both a local and national basis;
  • Demonstrable experience running smaller transactions with limited supervision;
  • The ability to assist across multiple transactions whilst maintaining attention to detail and a seamless service;

If this sounds like you and you want to join a thriving team hit the apply button below for consideration!

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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