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Associate Solicitor - Media & Entertainment (1494)

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.

Our Team

Irwin Mitchell’s leading Media & Entertainment team works with businesses and professionals throughout the creative industries and digital sector.

Working as part of the national Commercial practice the team supports businesses that are reliant on the intellectual property they produce; providing legal advice on the creation, acquisition, protection and commercialisation of intellectual property.

Our highly experienced technical experts include recognised leading individuals in their field who understand the media and entertainment industry and hold valuable and enduring relationships and connections.  This environment empowers our experts to proactively identify issues and opportunities in order to deliver smart, creative and successful solutions for our clients leaving them free to focus on achieving their business goals and objectives.

Clients of the team include TV production companies, video games studios, communications agencies, mediatech businesses; fashion brands and music businesses and artists.  The team were finalists in the 2020 UK law firm of the year category at the Music Week Awards.

Your Role

If media & entertainment is your thing, then this is the role for you. Ideally, you’ll have experience from a previous career in the industry and have a passion for it that goes beyond your job. We want to help you to succeed so you’ll be fully supported to develop in your role, but you’ll also need to have the confidence to hit the ground running and really get involved in matters from the get-go. As a UK Top 20 law firm the quality of work and training is expected, what sets the team apart is our enthusiasm for our work and clients.

Working as an Associate Solicitor within the team, you will have lots of opportunities to learn from the best on a varied and interesting caseload. Working as part of a growing team, you will have excellent partner access and have the opportunity to work for many notable clients.

What We’re Looking For

Irwin Mitchell is a client-focused firm and as such, you must be passionate about client care, and maintain a professional demeanour even in challenging environments.

Using your understanding of this interesting area of law, you’ll be able to demonstrate good technical ability in contract drafting and negotiation and you will be able to communicate advice in a clear accessible and professional manner. You will work to participate in relevant practice development initiatives, seek to get involved with business development opportunities and keep up to date with changes in relevant law and practice. To drive best practice further, you will be an exceptional team player with the ability to work collaboratively to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and to develop other team members.

We’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our successful team. You’ll be commercially minded and will also have the confidence to work autonomously, taking the lead on some matters from the very beginning.

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.

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

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