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Solicitor (1333)

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.

Our Team

Our Work Place Injury team deals with work place injuries as well occupational disease claims, which includes a significant number of asbestos related disease claims (mainly mesothelioma). You’ll join Rosemary Giles’ who has been handling mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease for 25 years, you can learn more about Rosemary here. The team handles a high proportion of litigated cases, many of which are dealt with on an expedited basis in the High Court. 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.

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. You’ll have the confidence to hit the ground-running and have the ability to work independently on litigated cases. 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. This is ideally a Cambridge based role however, we’re keen to accommodate what’s best for you, so we can be flexible on location and are open to discussions about remote working.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead the investigation and litigation on complex cases.
  • Take instructions from clients and give legal advice, including obtaining evidence and, where appropriate, pursuing litigation, to achieve appropriate resolutions for the clients.
  • Developing relationships with nurses, other medical professionals and victim support groups to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases.
  • 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

  • 0-3 years’ experience in Personal Injury multi-track litigation experience, ideally in Asbestos Related Disease experience (Solicitor or Legal Executive experience) but not essential.
  • Strong appetite for business development.
  • Proven experience of handling your own cases, including your own litigated cases.
  • A clear enthusiasm for this area of law and a commitment to securing the best outcomes for your clients whilst working under pressure.
  • Operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members.
  • An ability to work with empathy and integrity.
What We Can Offer You
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • X2 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 to make sure you’re 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. 

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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Location
Francis House, 112 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB2 1PH
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Work Place Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Cambridge, Flexible
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