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Solicitor (1920)

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

The Team represent both individuals and businesses accused of criminal and regulatory offences large and small. We regularly act for and defend clients investigated or prosecuted by the police, prosecution agencies and regulators which may lead to prosecution or disciplinary sanctions.

Things we’ve been doing recently

  • Represented the Chief Executive of a charity accused of bribery. No further action taken by the Police after investigation.
  • Represented a Company Director in a Police investigation into conspiracy to commit fraud, false accounting and bribery.
  • Represented a Pharmacist accused of misconduct, including in a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) fitness to practice investigation. No further action was taken following the full investigation.
  • Defended a client facing enforcement by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for non-payment of a £4.5m confiscation order.
  • Represented a client accused of historic sexual offences. Client found not guilty following Crown Court trial.
  • Represented a Social Worker in an ongoing Police investigation relating to an allegation of gross negligence manslaughter.
  • Advised two Company Directors in an international investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into alleged fraud, cheating the public revenue and money laundering.
  • Advised a former Company Director in an accountancy practice in an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • Advised the former Regional Sales Director of a leading national engineering specialist in a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation of alleged price-fixing.
  • Represented an international company in court proceedings relating to a motoring offence
Your Role

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills within an established and innovative national law firm and department. You will be working within a fast-paced team on a stimulating mix of cases. You will not only be technically excellent but also a good communicator with rounded client service skills. You must be able to develop strong relationships with a wide range of people, be empathetic, supportive yet directional. You will be representing clients on an array of existing regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings, but also grow your own caseload of work.  

What Well need from you
  • We’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our successful team. You’ll be an experienced Regulatory and Investigations Solicitor with the confidence to work autonomously, taking the lead on some matters from the very beginning.
  • 0-5 years PQE.
  • Experience in Criminal Defence work.
  • Ideally have Police Station Accreditation and Magistrates Court Qualification.

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

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

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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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

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

  • Business Area:
    Business Legal Services
  • Team:
    Regulatory Investigations Group
  • Vacancy Type:
  • :
    Flexible, Sheffield
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