Job description

Loading...

Paralegal (1828)

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

As the leading clinical and medical negligence law firm in the UK, we know how to make a positive difference to our clients lives. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors take the time to understand what clients are going through, helping them get the answers and compensation they deserve. Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.

You can read about our client stories here.

You’ll join Partner Justine Spencer, Head of our Medical Negligence team in Southampton, specialising in clinical negligence. Justine has a particular interested in the area of high value,  complex obstetric and neonatal neurological injury, including cerebral palsy, neonatal hypoglycaemia, meningitis and Group B Strep. Justine has been considered as “a thoughtful and thorough lawyer" – Chambers & Partners, 2020 and has been involved in securing a £16.45 million compensation settlement for a boy who suffered brain damage after midwifery staff failed to provide him with proper postnatal care, you can read more about Justine and her work here.

I enjoy working with clients and their families and I never cease to be impressed by the strength and level of dedication and commitment given to my clients by family and friends in very difficult and demanding circumstances. – Justine Spencer.

Your Role

You don’t always need to have a law degree to work as a Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell. In the Clinical Negligence Team, we’re keen to have you on board if you are a great team player and willing to learn quickly. You'll have involvement in multi-track value cases, with wide ranging types of claims over £25,000 to multi million pound cases.

You’re role will involve but is not limited to:

  • Taking instructions from clients and assist with the giving of legal advice, including obtaining evidence and, where appropriate, assist with litigation, to achieve appropriate resolutions for the clients.
  • Achieve time recording and fee income targets to ensure profitable working.
  • Support more senior case handlers generally in the running of the cases.
  • Attend and contribute to team/practice area meetings and comply with directions/decisions made to ensure team objectives achieved.
  • Keep up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attend appropriate training events to ensure up to date legal knowledge and best practice.

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
  • Enthusiasm in building a career as a Paralegal, whether you have previous experience or not

 

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.


 
Loading...
Close map
Location
Southampton
Brunel House, 21 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, S015 2AQ
Loading...

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

Loading...
  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Medical Negligence
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Southampton
  • Salary:
    £18,000
Share this page
Share with linkedin
Share with facebook
Share with twitter
Share with email
Vacancy Alerts
Create an alert subscription based on this vacancy