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Associate Solicitor (1281)

The Team

Head, spinal cord and other serious and fatal injuries can cause huge disruption to the lives of both the sufferer and their loved ones. They can mean a total rethink of major life decisions, affecting your family members, employment, healthcare and everyday life. Serious injuries are by nature hugely traumatic and need to be handled with utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury department pride themselves on making a real difference and can help you to live a life as full as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience in helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the Midlands.

Irwin Mitchell is one of the few firms to offer a rare opportunity to specialise in this high profile work, and is a deeply rewarding area of personal injury law. Ideally, you’ll   have Claimant multi track serious / catastrophic injury related experience and will have some experience working on high value and complex cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, upper and lower limb amputations or severe orthopaedic injury related cases.

For more information on our Serious Injury team please click here

YOUR ROLE

As an Associate Solicitor in the team, you will you’ll lead the investigation and litigation in a range of Serious Injury cases, working as part of a team to ensure early access to rehabilitation and therapy via interim payments of damages and optimise costs recovery. You will you’ll also assist in developing external relationships across the West Midlands to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases.

WHAT WE'LL NEED FROM YOU:

  • Have significant experience of Personal Injury litigation experience, ideally in Serious Injury cases involving brain injury and spinal cord injuries.
  • Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with medical professionals. Existing contacts in the West Midlands would be an advantage.
  • Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members.
  • Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.
  • Prior experience of leading a team would also be beneficial.

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
  • X2 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 to make sure you’re 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.

The background checks made 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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Location
Birmingham
Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5DB
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Serious Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Birmingham
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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