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Solicitor/Legal Executive (2850)

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

As an award winning Military team we specialise in and have a national reputation in claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for injured military personnel and veterans. Having signed the Armed Forces Covenant we are one of only 8 law firms nationally to have achieved the ERS Gold award in recognition of our support of The Armed Forces.

This is a unique opportunity to join a Top 20 UK law firm and specialise within an intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding area of law. The client base and nature of the work is varied involving exposure to an array of high-profile legal matters given the unique client base being Military Personnel.

Join Amanda Marsh in our award winning Military team in Manchester. Amanda has over 30 years’ experience of acting for clients with serious personal injuries. She has significant experience in dealing with applications under both the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme, but more particularly the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. Amanda has a special interest in representing members of the Armed Forces and a determination to ensure that each and every soldier secures the settlement to which they are entitled under the AFCS.

Your Role

You will need to demonstrate networking skills and the ability to recognise and develop business opportunities and to create and grow business relationships. Experience at tribunal (such as CICA or employment) would be an advantage.

This vacancy presents the opportunity to develop expertise and build a reputation in a growing area of law.

There will be a highly focused training element provided to the role to facilitate a successful transition into fast becoming an expert in this area of law.

The successful applicant will join a thriving team which has enjoyed considerable success nationally and is held in extremely high regard by some of the leading military personnel and parliamentarians in the country. Accordingly, the team continues to grow from strength to strength within the firm. The successful applicant will have a rare opportunity to advise a client base of exclusively military personnel . Aside from exposure to a diverse array of legal matters you will also have the opportunity to be actively involved with business development with Armed Forces charities, Members of Parliament and within Armed Forces networking groups across the country.

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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Location
Manchester
One St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M2 3AF
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Business Area:
    Client Services Team
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Serious Injury
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Manchester
  • Salary:
    Flexible, depending on experience
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