We are looking for a Solicitor to join our Serious Injury team in Bristol with 0-2 years PQE.
Personal injury and illness can have a dramatic and sometimes life changing impact for the person affected and for those who are close to them. The personal injury teams at Irwin Mitchell 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.
Spinal cord, head and other serious injuries can cause huge disruption to the lives of both the sufferer and their loved ones. They can mean a total rethink of major life decisions, affecting your family members, employment, healthcare and everyday life. Serious injuries are by nature hugely traumatic and need to be handled with utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury department pride themselves on making a real difference and can help you to live a life as full as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience in helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the UK. The Role Irwin Mitchell is one of the few firms to offer a rare opportunity to specialise in this high profile, and deeply rewarding area of personal injury law. Ideally, candidates will have Claimant or Defendant multi track serious / catastrophic injury related experience and will have some experience working on high value and complex cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, upper and lower limb amputations or severe orthopaedic injury related cases.
As a Solicitor in the team, you will lead the investigation and litigation in a range of Serious Injury cases, working as part of a highly specialist team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recovery. You will also assist in developing external relationships across the South West to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases. To be successful in this role you must;• Have experience of up to 2 years in Personal Injury litigation, ideally in Serious Injury cases involving brain injury, spinal injury and amputees.• Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with medical professionals. Existing contacts in South Wales and/or the South West would be an advantage.• Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members.• Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.• Commercial awareness
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 hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.
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.