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Paralegal - Public Law & Human Rights Department (1294)

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

People from every walk of life have the right to be treated fairly, our experts help clients challenge organisations. We have a wealth of experience across all fields of public law, with the knowledge and skills to make sure our clients rights are respected. We help clients who feel they’ve been discriminated against or had rights infringed by:

  • Government departments
  • Local councils
  • Hospitals, care homes and health trusts
  • Schools and Local Education Authorities
  • Any public body.

The team undertake a range of work in the areas of judicial review, social care, healthcare and medical treatment, mental capacity and Court of Protection welfare disputes.

Our Public Law and Human Rights department is ranked as a leader in a range of fields in both the Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 directories. Many of our solicitors are ranked individually.

We are instructed in interesting and often high profile, cutting-edge cases. We have forged a national reputation for our work on test cases. We have a national reach, with public law teams in ten offices across the country.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law, community care and actions against the police and are also instructed by privately funded individuals, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations. We work closely with our colleagues and teams in Irwin Mitchell to provide a holistic service to our clients.

We are ranked Tier 1 for Court of Protection welfare work and have Law Society appointed accredited legal representatives in the team .

Your Role

Legal advice/casework or general public law/human rights experience, particularly within the above areas or other areas of law, would be an advantage, although this is not essential. The successful candidate must however be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the areas of work referred to above. You will be working with experienced solicitors and a team that is passionate about social justice.

Successful candidates will have excellent client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. As a firm we are committed to protecting clients’ rights and the successful candidate should also have good communication skills in order to be able to work effectively with a range of people. 

You don’t always need to have a law degree to work as a Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell. In the Public Law team, we’re keen to have you on board if you are a great team player and willing to learn quickly. You’ll have your own caseload right from the beginning so this is a fantastic opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience in a law firm.

What we'll need from you:

  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances
  • A friendly, enthusiastic and can-do approach
  • Ideally, some previous Paralegal experience

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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Sheffield
Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Public Law
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Sheffield
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