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Associate/Senior Associate (3946)

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. 

We are always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please do speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working policies, including working from home. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Associate to join our Bristol Family team.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Associate to join our Tier 1 Legal 500 ranked Bristol Family team. As part of this well-respected and innovative team, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside Erin Sawyer, a recognised Next Generation Partner as well as being part of a leading National team.

Working as a senior member of the team, you will play an integral role in the growth of the department.

This is a superb opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise working as part of an award-winning top tier Family team in one of the UK‘s leading law firms. The position offers a high degree of autonomy, strong partner access and training and excellent career progression opportunities. 

About You
  • Technically competent, with significant experience within Family Law
  • Experience in Complex Private Children matters is desirable but not essential
  • Used to dealing with and leading on high value, complex cases
  • A natural team player with experience in supervising and mentoring juniors
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with clients and third parties and ideally already well established in the Bristol Market
  • Well rounded client service skills with the ability to empathise with a wide range of clients in order to resolve the most sensitive and complicated practicalities involved in relationship breakdowns
  • Demonstrable ambition, energy and enthusiasm for continuing to build a successful Family law team at the top of the market

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way round
  • 25 days holidays as standard - 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 Private Health Insurance

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023!  

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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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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