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Senior Associate Solicitor (1051)

The Role

The Team

At Irwin Mitchell we are committed to delivering the highest level of service and delivering outstanding client care with exemplary client service, we pride ourselves on supporting people in reaching their full potential and nurturing truly talented individuals, so we are now seeking to recruit a capable Partner or Senior Associate as a fundamental hire to lead and further develop a highly regarded and expert team. We are the largest national Wills, Trusts and Estate Disputes team in the country.

The Role

This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a highly established and innovative Will, Trust and Estate Disputes department and to work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality privately-funded cases and also be able to handle cases with alternative funding such as CFAs, LEI, ATE and BTE insurance.

Our team has many years of experience representing executors, beneficiaries and trustees to provide outstanding client care and achieve landmark case judgements.

As a one of the leaders in the team, you will play an integral role in the growth and leadership of the team. You’ll lead the investigation and litigation on complex cases, working as part of a team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recover. In your role as you will be responsible for leading a small team of Solicitors, Paralegals and Litigation Assistants, to deliver an exceptional client experience, develop their technical expertise and meet agreed performance targets. You will also be responsible for developing external relationships with to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases.

To be successful in this role you must;

  • Have a number of years Contentious Trusts and Probate Litigation experience;
  • Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with referrers of work, members of the bar and the legal profession. Existing contacts in within the local area would be an advantage;
  • Be a member of ACTAPS and/or STEP professional bodies;
  • Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members;
  • Be able to supervise, coach, lead and develop a team of Solicitors, Paralegals and Litigation Assistants. Previous people management experience would be an advantage;
  • Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition;
  • Embrace a paperlite and open plan environment.
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 annual leave (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

Partner Benefits

At Irwin Mitchell "we value you for who you are and what you bring" and so it's really important to us that our Reward and Recognition supports this. As a Fixed Share Partner at Irwin Mitchell, you’ll be rewarded with a number of excellent benefits. You’ll have the option of a fully expensed car or alternatively, you can take an annual cash allowance of £6,600 with Irwin Mitchell covering the cost of all private and business mileage on your behalf. We also truly value the importance of work-life balance so you’ll be entitled to 30 days annual leave whilst also having the opportunity to buy up to a week’s extra annual leave if you wish. You and your family will benefit from Private Medical Insurance and if the worst does happen, you’ll also be entitled to Group Income Protection (up to £90,000 per year based on earnings) as well as critical illness cover. We offer a number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health in the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you.

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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Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5DB
  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Wills, Trusts & Estates Disputes
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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