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Associate Solicitor (1638)

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

The Family team are one of the UK's leading family law teams, accredited by independent legal guides Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, with decades of experience dealing with all family related legal matters.

Your Role

We are currently looking to recruit two Associates to join our Chichester Family team. As part of this well-respected and innovative team, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside a Partner who is a leader in their field as well as being part of Irwin Mitchell’s expanding Private Wealth offering.

You must be technically competent, with relevant market experience, be used to dealing with and leading on both day-to-day and high value, complex cases and be a natural team player. 

Given the nature of the work, it’s essential you possess rounded client service skills .You’ll able to empathise with a wide range of clients in order to resolve the most sensitive and complicated practicalities involved in family break-ups. We’d also like you to have demonstrable ambition, energy and enthusiasm for continuing to build a successful Family law team at the top of the market.

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, a good remuneration package and excellent career progression opportunities. 

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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Location
Chichester
Thomas Eggar House, Friary Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom, PO19 1UF
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Family Law
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Chichester
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