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Solicitor (4236)

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 of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. 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.

We’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements.

We have a number of opportunities at multiple levels for a talented solicitor to join our teams in Cambridge, Bristol  Cardiff and Southampton. 

Our Team

As the leading clinical and medical negligence law firm in the UK, we know how to make a positive difference to our clients lives. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors take the time to understand what clients are going through, helping them get the answers and compensation they deserve. Our clinical negligence team has extensive experience in clinical negligence claims arising NHS and private treatment on behalf of children and adults.

Our solicitors have years of experience making a variety of medical negligence cases including but not limited to:

  • Brain injury claims including stroke
  • Spinal injury and amputation claims
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy claims
  • Fatal accidents and inquests

You can read about our client stories here.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

You’ll provide quality legal advice to the firm’s clients under appropriate supervision and training, managing your own high quality caseload from the outset. Your aim will be to obtain interim payments wherever possible, so that we can put rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation in place before the claim is concluded. As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.

You will join Partner Guy Forster, head of Medical Negligence  who has specialised in clinical negligence cases since qualifying as a solicitor and acts on behalf of clients who've suffered serious injury. Guy recovers substantial amounts of compensation for his clients to fund care, therapies and other needs.

Click here to learn more about Guy.

  • 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.
About You
  • NQ - 4 yrs PQE with a strong background in Medical Negligence
  • Highly organised
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment

 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.

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • 25 days holidays as standard plus bank holidays - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice (fully paid)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a wide range of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace and to make sure you’re fully supported to work in a way that best suits you.  This includes our Flexible by Choice programme which gives our colleagues more choice over how they wish to work subject to role and client requirements.

We have recently been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023! 

Our responsible business programmes are fundamental to who we are and our purpose. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish, and we have established a number of inclusion network groups across our business to support this aim.  

Our commitment to Social Responsibility, community investment activity and tackling climate change is a fundamental part of who we are. It’s made up of four strands: Our People, Our Community, Our Environment and Our Pro Bono. 

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
One Castlepark, Tower Hill, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom, BS2 0JA
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Sub-Department:
    Medical Negligence
  • Sub-Division:
    Complex PI
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff
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