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Senior Legal Advisor (3490)

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.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

As the Senior Legal Advisor, you’ll provide expert advice for all in-house legal issues across the group ensuring, promotion of and adherence to Irwin Mitchell’s compliance and regulatory policies and procedures. In this role, you’ll oversee the operational activities of  the In-House legal team and support in its delivery of commercial, strategic, legal and regulatory advice.

  • Researching, drafting, negotiating and providing legal advice in relation to wide ranging litigation including high value claims, complex claims involving various stakeholders.
  • Working with senior management across the firm to support the legal aspects of strategic projects
  • Partnering with the wider General Counsel (GC) team to develop relationships with a view to troubleshooting any matters of a legal nature which may arise.
  • Leading on operational tracking of work, process improvements and management information.
  • Engaging, influencing and challenging key stakeholders across the group on any issues which require a legal and or regulatory input.
  • Understanding the legal requirements of the business and work with other GC functions, and the wider business to achieve compliance through our practices, processes and governance.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of changes in legal practices, circulating this information as appropriate, ensuring the Firm's legal advice reflects best practice and any new market opportunities are developed.
About You
  • A background of in-house or private practice legal delivery and drafting of documentation.
  • Significant experience in contentious/professional negligence claims and requisite law
  • Experience of successfully engaging senior management and groups of stakeholders.
  • Strong coaching and line management skills.
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. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


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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  • Sub-Department:
    General Counsel Team
  • Sub-Division:
    General Counsel Team
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
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    Birmingham, Flexible, Sheffield
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