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Inhouse Advocate (4490)

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're currently recruiting for Advocates to join our in-house Advocacy team. Geography is less important than ever before and so we are interested to hear from candidates who are situated across England & Wales.  At Irwin Mitchell we continue to work flexibly but with the key focus being on delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

We are establishing a new in-house advocacy team which will provide services across our legal services teams, including but not limited to Commercial Litigation, Employment, Family, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence.

You will work closely with colleagues across the business to ensure that the very best service is provided in meeting our client’s needs, by specifically, providing services to our clients in the most efficient and effective way. Not only will you get involved in drafting and advisory work, but you can also expect to undertake advocacy both remotely and in person. The work will certainly be challenging and engaging with regular exposure to courtroom advocacy and significant opportunity to highlight your experience and expertise.

About You

We're looking for Barristers who are perhaps wanting to move away from being self-employed and want to move inhouse or Solicitors with higher rights of audience accreditation to join our inhouse Advocacy team, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • The ability to undertake drafting, advisory and conference work;
  • Qualified Barrister or Solicitor with higher rights of audience accreditation;
  • Demonstratable experience performing advocacy work for either claimants or defendants;
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues to deliver the best outcomes for our case handlers;
  • Demonstratable technical experience gained within Personal Injury/Family/Commerical Litigation/Employment Tribunals;
  • Excellent communication skills will be of paramount importance in the building of relationships with the case handlers who are looking after our clients on a day to day basis.

If this sounds like you and you want to join a thriving team hit the apply button below for consideration!

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - 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 our Aviva Digital GP services.

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.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

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.


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

  • Sub-Department:
    Business Planning & Delivery
  • Sub-Division:
    Business Planning & Delivery
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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