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Solicitor-Commercial Disputes- 0-3 PQE (3953)

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.

The Role

Working as Solicitor within the team, you will have lots of opportunities to learn from the best on a varied and interesting caseload. Working as part of the national team, you will have excellent partner access and have the opportunity to work for many notable clients.      

The Team

Our national commercial dispute resolution team advise on commercial risk issues and a range of commercial disputes. Due to the continued growth of this division, we are looking strengthen our Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds teams. The national team undertakes a broad range of work including contractual disputes, tortious issues, insurance disputes, professional negligence claims and company and shareholder disputes acting for both corporates and individuals.

Some of the things we’ve been doing recently:

  • Advising a group of directors in respect of a multijurisdictional £150million plus claim for wrongful trading.
  • Reviewing and advising on a national sporting association's membership policy and representing the association in various disputes with members.
  • Representing a large transport company who had a dispute with a large retailer following various closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Representing a private investor in a substantial professional negligence claim against their financial advisor.
  • Advising multiple businesses on business interruption insurance claims against a range of insurers, in relation to loss caused by COVID-19.
  • Advising individuals in relation to a life insurance dispute against a multi-national insurance company.
  • Acting for a manufacturer in a claim against an employee for the misappropriation of over £300,000, obtaining injunctive relief over relevant assets within 24 hours of being instructed.
  • Acting for a large medical supply company in respect of a significant procurement dispute.
What We'll Need From You

We’re looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join our successful team. You’ll be an experienced Commercial Disputes Resolution Solicitor with the confidence to work autonomously, taking the lead on some matters from the very beginning.

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
  • 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. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


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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2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ

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

  • Sub-Department:
    Commercial Disputes
  • Sub-Division:
    Commercial, Advisory & Disputes
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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    Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester
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