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Solicitor (2073)

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.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Our Team

Head, spinal cord and other serious injuries, such as those resulting in amputation, blindness and orthopaedic treatment, can be life changing. Serious injuries affect our clients in different ways such as their family life, employment opportunities, healthcare needs and everyday quality of life. These claims are by nature hugely traumatic and have to be handled with the utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury solicitors pride themselves on making a real difference and we can help clients to live their life as fully as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the UK.

You’ll join Partner Carolyn Heaton in our Leeds office, specialising in pursuing claims following serious brain and spinal cord injury. The cases Carolyn’s team pursues are often very complex and involve large amounts of money.  Rehabilitation is always at the forefront of the team’s minds and they aim to get their clients the help they need when they need it. This normally involves sorting out help with care and getting the client the therapies they need such as physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.

Equipment/transport/housing/employment and education are some of the other issues that Carolyn’s team look at during the course of the claim. Compensation can never turn the clock back but it can enable clients to have a decent quality of life again and reduce or eliminate the stress placed upon their loved ones.

“I like the fact that the staff of Irwin Mitchell genuinely care for their clients and always try to put the client's needs first” - Carolyn Heaton

Your Role

You’ll work closely with clients and providing them with exceptional legal advice to achieve the best possible resolution for our clients. You’ll be a key player in the Serious Injury team and regularly contribute to area meetings, ensuring your team objectives are being met. As an experienced solicitor within Serious Injury, you’ll have the opportunity to train and mentor others in your team, and we’ll provide you with the support and direction to help you do this.

  • Take instructions from clients and give legal advice.
  • Opportunity to 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’ll need from you:

  • 2-4yrs PQE in Serious Injury
  • Good commercial awareness, and the confidence and willingness to actively engage in business development to continue to build the team’s profile
  • Current Practising Certificate
  • Ambition, energy and enthusiasm for Personal Injury Law
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances
  • A friendly, enthusiastic and can-do approach
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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Leeds
2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ
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  • Business Area:
    Personal Legal Services
  • Team:
    Serious Injury
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Leeds
  • Salary:
    £40,000
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