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Paralegal (2071)

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.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

As the leading 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 medical negligence team has extensive experience in medical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.

You can read about our client stories here.

You’ll join Lindsay Tomlinson, Partner in the Medical Negligence team in our Birmingham office supporting her and her team of 4 Solicitors across a varied caseload. Lindsay has particular expertise in spinal injury cases. She has successfully concluded a number of spinal injury cases caused by negligent surgery and delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. She has also recovered damages in excess of £10m for patients who have suffered an otherwise avoidable spinal injury, with annual payments for care for life. Lindsay also specialises in birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, supporting families when a child is injured during delivery or due to negligent ante-natal care, with a record settlement of £21m last year.

Your Role

You don’t always need to have a law degree to work as a Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell. In the Medical 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 ranging in value up to multi-million pounds.

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

  • Speaking to new / potential clients and taking details of their claim;
  • Taking instructions from clients and assisting with the giving of legal advice, including setting up funding, obtaining evidence and, where appropriate, assist with litigation, to achieve appropriate resolutions for the clients.
  • Achieving time recording and fee income targets to ensure profitable working.
  • Supporting case handlers generally in the running of the cases.
  • Attending and contributing to team/practice area meetings and complying with directions/decisions made to ensure team objectives achieved.
  • Keeping up to date with changes in relevant law and practice and attending 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.


 
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Location
Birmingham
Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5DB
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Medical Negligence
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Birmingham
  • Salary:
    £16,500
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