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Solicitor - Medical Negligence (4028)

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

We currently recruiting for a talented Solicitor to join our medical negligence team based from our London office at least 2 days per week. 

The successful candidate will be joining Partner Anita Jewitt's team, who predominately acts for clients that have sustained brain damage or spinal injuries, either as a result of medical negligence or personal injury. You will have the opportunity to manage your own caseload, whilst also assisting senior team members on the more complex high value cases. You'll manage cases end to end and will therefore be expected to use your commercial and analytical skills to identify key issues and propose commercial solutions for our clients and wherever possible, you will aim to obtain interim payments, so that we can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place before claims are concluded. 

As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients and work across some really complex cases, so this is an excellent opportunity to join a thriving, supportive and highly experienced team.

About You

We're looking for a Solicitor who has a passion for medical negligence work and a proven experience working on high value matters. Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • The ability to take instructions from clients and give sound legal advice;
  • Demonstratable technical experience gained within medical negligence;
  • Demonstrable experience assisting seniors across high value complex cases;
  • The ability to manage own caseloads whilst maintaining exceptional attention to detail and seamless service;
  • The ability to operate independently and work collaboratively as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients;

If this sounds like you, please hit the 'Apply Now' button to submit an application.

Our Benefits - 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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40 Holborn Viaduct, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2PZ

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  • Sub-Department:
    Medical Negligence
  • Sub-Division:
    Complex PI
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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