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Paralegal (3473)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll f ind 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 f 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 always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please do speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements including working from home.

 We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Sheffield Contentious Restructuring & Insolvency team.

Our Team

Our Contentious Restructuring & Insolvency team have a wide area of expertise, focusing on litigation relating to insolvency matters; including advising insolvency practitioners, debtors and creditors on all matters arising in relation to personal and corporate insolvency,

Your Role

As a Paralegal, you’ll work to support leading solicitors and experts on interesting and diverse cases. You’ll be expected to provide assistance with regard to the team's clients and caseloads, including dealing with new client enquiries, drafting documents, conducting legal research, speaking with clients, experts, counsel and supporting the team's business development activities. You will also be expected to deal with / case manage, on a day-to-day basis, procedural Insolvency Act 1986 and Companies Act 2006 applications under supervision.

Working within the team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading individuals on landmark cases and will be supported by them to further your knowledge of Litigation as well as Restructuring and Insolvency law. Previous paralegal experience is not essential, but you must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in these areas of law. As we pride ourselves on excellent client care, you will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Given the nature of the role, you'll need to be commercially minded and communicate with professionalism at all times.

What we'll need from you
  • 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. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


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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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

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

  • Sub-Department:
    Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Sub-Division:
    Corporate & Finance
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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