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Associate (2114)

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, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, 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.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

As part of our strategic growth plan we have an exciting opportunity for a 5-8 years’ PQE solicitor to join our Leeds Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team.  Working alongside our 6 other national Will, Trust and Estate Disputes teams, the Leeds team has many years of experience representing executors, beneficiaries and trustees to provide outstanding client care and achieve landmark case judgments.

Your Role

This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within an established and innovative Will, Trust and Estate Disputes department. You’ll work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality privately-funded cases as well as handling cases with alternative funding such as CFAs, LEI, ATE and BTE insurance.

What We're Looking For
  • 5 years PQE with Contentious Trusts and Probate Litigation experience
  • Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with referrers of work, members of the bar and the legal profession
  • Able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members.
  • Able to support the senior members of the team with supervision of the junior members.
  • Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition
  • Existing contacts in within the local area would be beneficial
  • Ideally, already being, or working towards becoming, a member of ACTAPS and/or STEP professional bodies
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

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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Leeds
2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ
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  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Wills, Trusts & Estates Disputes
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Leeds
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