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Solicitor (2225)

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.

Our Team

As the leading clinical and medical negligence law firm in the UK, we know how to make a positive difference to our clients lives. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors take the time to understand what clients are going through, helping them get the answers and compensation they deserve. Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising from obstetric, neonatal, anaesthetic, neurosurgical, cardiac and psychiatric care.

You can read about our client stories here.

Your Role

As a medical negligence Solicitor you’ll provide quality legal advice to the firm’s clients through appropriate supervision and training and manage your very own caseload from the offset, while also assisting on other colleagues’ cases. You’ll join Partner Justine Spencer, Head of our Medical Negligence team in Southampton, specialising in clinical negligence. Justine has a particular interested in the area of high value,  complex obstetric and neonatal neurological injury, including cerebral palsy, neonatal hypoglycaemia, meningitis and Group B Strep. Justine has been considered as “a thoughtful and thorough lawyer" – Chambers & Partners, 2020 and has been involved in securing a £16.45 million compensation settlement for a boy who suffered brain damage after midwifery staff failed to provide him with proper postnatal care, you can read more about Justine and her work here.

I enjoy working with clients and their families and I never cease to be impressed by the strength and level of dedication and commitment given to my clients by family and friends in very difficult and demanding circumstances. – Justine Spencer.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Take instructions from clients and give legal advice.
  • Opportunity to manage own caseload, while also assisting the Partners and senior team members on High Value cases.
  • Review cases and other relevant matters with supervisor to ensure quality legal advice is provided.

What We’re Looking For

  • 1-3 PQE with a Medical Negligence background
  • Highly organised
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
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.


 

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Medical Negligence
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Flexible
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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