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Solicitor - Serious Personal Injury (4360)

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’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

Serious injuries affect our clients in different ways; family, employment opportunities, healthcare needs and everyday quality of life. They are by nature hugely traumatic and have to be handled with the utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury solicitors pride themselves on making a real difference and we can help clients to live their life as fully as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the UK.

You’ll join Partner Laura Middleton Guerard in our Serious Injury Department in our London office. Lauras team assist clients who’ve sustained life-changing injuries as a result of road traffic collisions, accidents at work or incidents on premises. They typically represent clients who’ve suffered brain injuries, severe orthopedic injuries or amputations and have specific expertise in cases where children and young adults have been injured.

My colleagues are all committed and passionate about what they do. We have great resources from our colleagues in support departments and we all share a wealth of knowledge on specialist cases. Everyone just wants to help our clients as best they can.” – Laura Middleton Guerard

The successful candidate will have responsibility for their own case load of multi-track cases as well as supporting more senior members of the team on higher value cases with include serious injuries such as brain, orthopedic or amputation. You will work closely with clients, providing them with exceptional legal advice to achieve the best possible outcome in their claims, including obtaining interim payments and arranging rehabilitation and support to ensure recovery is maximised. They'll also be the opportunity to supervise more junior members and get involved in business development initiatives to help grow the team further.

About You

We're looking for a Solicitor who has a passion for personal injury law and an empathetic nature. Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstratable experience of running own multi-track cases;
  • Demonstratable technical experience gained within serious personal injury;
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstance;
  • 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 seriously injured clients;
  • Good commercial awareness, and the confidence and willingness to actively engage in business development to continue to build the team’s profile.

If this sounds like you, please hit the 'Apply Now' button to submit an 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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40 Holborn Viaduct, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 2PZ

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  • Sub-Department:
    Serious Injury
  • Sub-Division:
    Complex PI
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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