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Paralegal (4319)

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 to add a talented Paralegal to our Employment team to be based in London.

Our Team

Our London Employment and Professional Discipline team is award-winning. The London Employment team act specifically for senior executives and professionals; working on high-profile and ground-breaking claimant work including whistle-blowing, harassment and discrimination cases.

Some of the things we’ve been doing recently:

  • Granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court for District Judge Gilham in her landmark challenge against the Ministry of Justice to recognise that Judges should be legally protected against suffering detrimental treatment after blowing the whistle. Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWCA Civ 2220 (21 December 2017). Negotiated a settlement of over a million pounds during a multiple day mediation for a female Director of a multinational bank who suffered serious sex and disability discrimination.
  • Represented a senior gas sector executive following his unfair and discriminatory dismissal on the grounds of his age, negotiating a severance package worth in excess of £1M.
  • Represented Sir Nicholas Mostyn, five other High Court judges, and a Court of Appeal judge in the successful age, sex and race discrimination challenge to the government’s new judicial pension scheme.
  • Achieved a seven figure settlement in a whistleblowing claim for the Global General Counsel of a major bank.
Your Role

Working in our London Employment team is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in challenging and complex cases, whilst learning from the very best. Working as a Paralegal, you’ll support the team with legal administrative tasks. As your confidence in the role increases, you’ll start to work on larger projects, and with the support of more senior members of the team, you’ll have exposure to a range of interesting and high-value tasks.

About You
  • Some previous Paralegal experience.
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work with clients and external institutions and organisations.
  • A friendly, enthusiastic and can-do approach
  • Commitment to securing justice for victims of discrimination.

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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London
40 Holborn Viaduct, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2PZ
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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:
    Employment
  • Sub-Division:
    Commercial, Advisory & Disputes
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    London
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