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Solicitor (4546)

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.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of finances and other affairs of those individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves. As one of the UK’s leading firms of solicitors, we have a dedicated and experienced team who specialise in all matters relating to the Court of Protection. You’ll join Partner Sean Attwood who provides expert evidence to budget future deputyship support costs for clients and whose clients have received multi-million pound settlements as a result of serious injury or medical negligence.

We help clients who are responsible for managing someone else’s affairs, those who are concerned about the ability of someone else to manage their own affairs  or another person’s affairs and clients who may be concerned about their own ability to manage their affairs. This is ideally a Cambridge based role; we’re keen to accommodate what’s best for you, so we can be flexible on location however there will be a need to visit the Cambridge office regularly in the future.

“I love the fact that whilst Irwin Mitchell has developed into such a large firm, it has managed to maintain the caring feel of a much smaller firm. I feel valued and appreciated and not just another member of staff.” – Sean Attwood

About You

You’ll provide quality legal advice to the firm’s clients by appropriate supervision and training and managing your very own caseload from the offset. You’ll aim to provide clients with expert legal advice and help them with all financial management matters, from planning and investments, to tax returns and accounting. As a team, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients.

Your role will involve:

  • 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’re looking for

  • NQ-3yr PQE with a Court of Protection background
  • Highly organised
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
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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Cambridge
FORA, 20 Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB1 2JD
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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:
    Court of Protection
  • Sub-Division:
    CoP & PLHR
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Cambridge
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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