Job description


Solicitor (1240)

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a NQ - 2yrs PQE Solicitor (or Legal Executive with similar experience) to join the Work Placed Injury team in our Newcastle office on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Our team deals with work based accidents as well occupational disease claims, which includes a significant number of asbestos related disease claims (mainly mesothelioma). The team handles a high proportion of litigated cases, many of which are dealt with on an expedited basis in the High Court.  The work requires very strong technical skills.

Personal injury and illness can have a dramatic and often life changing impact for the person affected and for their family and 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 or occupational illness.

As a member of the team, you will play an important role in the investigation and litigation on complex cases, working as part of a team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recovery.

To be successful in this role you must;

  • Have Personal Injury litigation experience ideally in Asbestos Related Disease or general disease cases, but this is not essential
  • Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and be able to assist in developing other team members
  • Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.

Why join the team at Irwin Mitchell?

We are one of the UKs leading full service law firms, working across all major areas of law from high value Personal Injury cases to landmark divorce cases.

We promote a friendly working environment where we value your wellbeing. We will make sure that you have the support you need to thrive, both professionally and personally. We encourage everyone to have a healthy work/life balance, and we offer flexible working across the Firm for those that want it. We also have a dress for your day policy, which means that if you are not in meetings that day, there is no need to suit up if you don’t want to.

In everything we do, we want to make everyone feel welcome. Our working groups across the company mean that everyone has a voice, no matter what their age, gender, or sexuality.

We also have a strong benefits package including:

  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday (+ bank holidays and an option to buy additional holiday)
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan
  • Flexible Working
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Full benefit details can be found here


Please apply below. If you would like any further information, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 0800 1500 100.

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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Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate, Newcastle, Northumberland, United Kingdom, NE1 4TD
  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Work Place Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
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