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Solicitor - Workplace Illness (3517)

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 are now looking for a talented Solicitor to join our Workplace Illness team based in Cambridge. 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.

Our Team

Our workplace injury team deals with both workplace injuries and occupational disease claims, which includes a significant number of asbestos related disease claims (mainly mesothelioma).

At Irwin Mitchell we don’t just deal with compensation claims, we also work with our clients and their families to ensure all of their rehabilitation needs are met. It’s a unique, bespoke approach that really makes a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by injury or occupational illness.

As part of this role, you'll join Rosemary Giles who has extensive experience representing people with personal injury claims, with particular emphasis on mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, to learn more about Rosemary click here

Your Role

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in an interesting and diverse caseload, right from the beginning you’ll play a key part in securing justice for our clients and making a real difference in their lives. Given the nature of the work, you’ll work with vulnerable clients, and your role will be highly rewarding, but you’ll have to be resilient and calm whilst also putting your client’s needs first at all times.

You can expect to manage your own caseload, more specifically, leading the investigation and litigation on complex cases, take instructions from clients and provide quality legal advice, including obtaining evidence and, where appropriate, pursuing litigation, to achieve appropriate resolutions for the clients. You will develop relationships with nurses, other medical professionals and victim support groups to provide an exceptional client experience, generate new cases and you will also have the opportunity to assist the Partners and senior team members on high value cases to further develop your skillset.

What We're Looking For

We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive who has a clear enthusiasm for this area of law and a commitment to securing the best outcomes for our clients whilst working under pressure, you should operate with empathy and integrity and most importantly be able to demonstrate the following qualities;

  • An aptitude for business development and a passion for growing strong clients and referrer relationships
  • Demonstratable technical experience gained within Personal Injury multi-track litigation, ideally in Asbestos Related Disease experience
  • Proven experience handling your own caseload (including your own litigated cases), whilst maintaining exceptional attention to detail and seamless service;
  • The ability to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members;
  • Demonstrable experience of excellent oral and written communication skills, including, producing quality drafting and undertaking in-depth research to assist with client matters
What we can offer you
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way round
  • 25 days holidays as standard - 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, as well as Private Medical Insurance

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.  We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023!

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.

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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FORA, 20 Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB1 2JD

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  • Sub-Department:
    Workplace Illness
  • Sub-Division:
    Complex PI
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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