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Solicitor (0812)

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a 0-3 PQE Solicitor to join our Personal Injury team in Birmingham within our Workplace Illness department.

The WPI team deals with claims arising from work related illnesses and the development of occupational diseases, on behalf of claimants.

The work requires very strong technical skills from candidates with experience of multi-track cases..

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Workplace Illness department. Our team has over 25 years of experience representing victims of asbestos related diseases, operating as part of a highly successful specialist Asbestos national team to provide outstanding client care and achieve landmark case judgments.

As a member of the team, you will play an integral role in the growth and leadership of the team. You’ll lead the investigation and litigation on complex cases, working as part of a team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recovery. In your role you will be responsible for leading a small team of Paralegals and Litigation Assistants, to deliver an exceptional client experience, develop their technical expertise and meet agreed performance targets. You will also be responsible for developing external relationships with nurses, other medical professionals and victim support groups to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases.

To be successful in this role you must;

  • Have up to 3 years Personal Injury multi-track litigation experience, ideally in Asbestos Related Disease cases but this is not essential.
  • Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with senior expert medical professionals and charities. Existing contacts within the local area 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.
The Benefits

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.

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.

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.


 
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Location
Birmingham
Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5DB
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Work Place Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Birmingham
  • Salary:
    £36,500
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