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Solicitor (1482)

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 Military Injury Compensation team represent individuals who have been injured, or have lost loved ones, due to a military accident where safety measures have not been followed. On behalf of our Clients, we seek a compensation settlement that takes medical costs into account, considering; service earnings, civilian earnings and pension contributions or resettlement grant.

We are considered one of the top law firms in the country for military claims and several cases we were involved in were recently featured in the Chilcot Inquiry, the Nimord Inquest and The Kajaki Dam incident. More of our Client stories can be found here https://bit.ly/2YlI2Ny.

Your Role

You’ll  ideally have experience of dealing with military injury claims, including product liability and aviation. We have a rare opportunity to specialise in this high profile, and deeply rewarding area of personal injury law.  You’ll work with and assist the senior solicitor who specialises in military injury cases alongside having your own case load dealing with civil litigation military claims. You’ll be a committed team player and have the ability to take a very thorough approach to documenting work. If you can use your own initiative and are ready to hit the ground running then we’d love to hear from you!

You’ll work alongside Carol Purang who has over 20 years litigation experience in personal injury claims, specialising in noise-induced hearing loss and bullying and harassment claims. Learn more about Carol.

The role will have a strong Business Development element. We are a successful team and working in an office that has had accelerated growth and is expanding, and are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual join and help with this continued growth.

What We’re Looking For

  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances
  • Analytical, organised and a good communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Committed team player
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

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. 

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
Manchester
One St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3AF
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    MOD
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Manchester
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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