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Professional Negligence Solicitor (0469)

The Role

Are you already an excellent Professional Negligence Solicitor or up for the challenge of becoming one?

As a Professional Negligence Solicitor in our General Counsel team, you’re here to protect, mitigate and reduce the impact of when things go wrong for our people and our business. You will offer guidance, defence and negotiation on a variety of professional negligence claims from first advice to final settlement. You will play a key role in identifying ways to shake up and champion best practice in how we respond to negligence claims and stop them from happening in the first place through developing guidance notes, training, feedback and reporting. 

It is an exciting time to join our General Counsel Team here at Irwin Mitchell. This team is on a journey to transform its services; empowering its people to innovate the way we do things and creating a challenging and exciting working environment. Our General Counsel team is accountable for all risk, compliance, corporate governance and in-house legal, so you will have access to a range of development, support and lateral career opportunities to set you up for longer term success.

When you join the GC team you will not only receive a competitive salary and package, but more importantly a long term career opportunity. This specific role in Professional Negligence forms part of our longer term talent succession plans. As part of our talent development across General Counsel you will receive the coaching, training and support needed to perform and achieve excellent results, learning from the very best practitioners with over 50+ years’ experience and that’s just in the Professional Negligence Team.

In this fast paced and complex environment, you’ll need to apply the appropriate policies and agreements to handle any claims and you will need practical experience of handling disputes and litigation. You'll be confidence to run your own files and liaise with fee-earners, supervisors and managers in order to report on progress and resolve any claims to effectively to protect us from risk.

We are looking for the right person or persons, and therefore we can offer this as a full or part time role or job share basis. If you are 3-5 years PQE or Experienced Legal Executive looking to excel your expertise in Professional Negligence or someone qualified with high ambition and case management experience looking to take your career in a new direction, we would love to hear from you!


The Benefits

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.

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.

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.

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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT
  • Business Area:
    Group Services
  • Team:
    General Counsel
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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