As a Paralegal, you’ll work to support leading solicitors and experts on stimulating, high quality 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 (witness statements, letters, and pleadings), legal research, speaking with clients, experts, counsel and supporting the team's business development activities/events. 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 Employment law. Previous paralegal experience is essential and ideally you'll also have at least one year's Employment law experience. You must also be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Employment.
As we pride ourselves on excellent client care, you will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to work with sometimes vulnerable clients as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Given the nature of the role, you'll communicate with tact, sensitivity and professionalism at all times. You'll need to be able to strike the balance between working quickly and efficiently but also remembering the client is at the heart of everything you do. If you are caring and ambitious, driven and compassionate, we'd love to hear from you.
In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.
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.
The background checks made 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.