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Litigation Assistant (1741)

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

Head, spinal cord and other serious injuries, such as those resulting in amputation, blindness and orthopaedic treatment, can be life changing. Serious injuries affect our clients in different ways; family, employment opportunities, healthcare needs and everyday quality of life. They are by nature hugely traumatic and have to be handled with the utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury solicitors pride themselves on making a real difference and we can help clients to live their life as fully as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the UK.

Our recent work involved:

  • Substantial compensation settlement for man hit by car while crossing the road
  • Six-figure compensation for cyclist hit by uninsured hit-and-run driver in Spain
  • Client claims compensation and regains his independence after suffering a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a speeding taxi
Your Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Serious Injury team where no two days are the same. You’ll be a confident communicator and highly organised to provide key case support to both Case Handlers as well as the team’s Administrators. You’ll regularly liaise with clients and work collaboratively with Case Handlers to provide chargeable support to progress legal cases. You’ll be responsible for ensuring actions on case correspondence are taken, requesting relevant medical records, supporting the funding process and creating court documents. Working alongside the administration team, you will delegate non-chargeable administration duties whilst also liaising with experts and organising key meetings with counsel, experts and clients where appropriate. You’ll also provide supporting information to Partners and Team Leaders to enable effective supervision and have the opportunity to champion continuous improvement and best practice at all times.

What We’re Looking For

  • 5 GCSEs Grade C or above (or equivalent, including Maths and English)
  • Ability to use different computer systems concurrently
  • Experience working in a Serious Injury compensation team would be beneficial
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Be able to manage time
  • A high attention to detail
  • Some formal legal education up to degree standard would be beneficial
  • ILEX or related studies (e.g. legal secretarial) is desirable
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
Manchester
One St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3AF
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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:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Serious Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Manchester
  • Salary:
    £18,000
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