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Paralegal (4286)

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 of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. 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. 

We are 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 policies, including working from home. 

We are looking for a Paralegal  to join our Lifestyle & Estate Planning team in Manchester.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

The team, headed by Christine Thornley, have extensive experience advising high net worth individuals and families on the legal and tax aspects of estate and succession planning and tax planning.  You will have exposure to great quality work, access to one of the largest national Private Client teams in the UK and the resources that brings.

Working as a paralegal, you’ll provide day to day support and assistance to the fee earners in relation to the team's clients and caseloads. You’ll be confident processing client work allocated to you by your supervisor; managing day-to-day cases and drafting standard documents.

You’ll be able to work quickly and accurately whilst also always giving excellent client care. Given the nature of the role, it’s essential that you are an exceptional and confident communicator as you’ll work as part of this highly respected team to assist clients and the firm’s trust corporation to the highest of your ability.

If you are looking for the next step in your career and would like to join a friendly and well-respected team, we would love to hear from you.

About You
  • Previous paralegal experience in private client.
  • Willingness to contribute to growth within the team.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively.
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances.
  • A friendly, enthusiastic, and can-do approach.

 

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.

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

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
Manchester
One St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3AF
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Sub-Department:
    Lifestyle & Estate Planning
  • Sub-Division:
    Private Client Services
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Manchester
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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