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Solicitor
Permanent
DOE
Irwin Mitchell
20 days ago
15/12/2022

Solicitor

Location: Cardiff or Bristol

Salary: DOE

The company

Irwin Mitchell are 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 Team

Our Serious Injury team represents adults and children with life-changing injuries, across South Wales and the South West of England. You’ll join the experienced team led by Partners James Davies, who has nearly 25 years’ experience in this field, and Deborah Rose. The team represents clients with severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and polytrauma as well as supporting bereaved families in fatal accident cases. The team regularly achieves multi-million pound settlements and has been top-ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK for many years. We work closely with major trauma centres, rehabilitation units, charities and the police to ensure that our clients receive the best possible rehabilitation and support.

The role

This role could be based from either the Cardiff or Bristol offices

You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside lawyers at the top of their field, running a specialist caseload of catastrophic injury cases. Right from the beginning you’ll play a key part in securing rehabilitation for our clients and making a real difference in their lives. You’ll have the confidence to hit the ground-running and the ability to work as part of a team. The role will be highly rewarding, but you’ll have to be resilient and calm whilst putting your client’s needs first at all times. This role is open to anyone based in the South Wales or South West region. We adopt a truly flexible approach, meaning that you will have a high degree of choice about where and when you work. Currently Irwin Mitchell does not require any set number of days’ office-based working, but the opportunity to be office-based is there if that is your preference.

Responsibilities 

  • Developing your own caseload, and co-working with the Partner and senior team members on high value cases.
  • Developing relationships with clinicians, other medical professionals and charities to provide an exceptional client experience and raise profile.
  • Attending seminars, workshops, training events and other business development activities.

About you

  • 0-4yrs PQE
  • Experience in serious injury litigation (ideally in South Wales or the South West).
  • Strong appetite for business development / existing business development contacts.
  • Proven experience of handling your own cases, including your own litigated cases.
  • A clear enthusiasm for this area of law and a commitment to securing the best outcomes for your clients.
  • Operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients alongside other team members.
  • An ability to work with empathy and integrity.

Benefits

  • 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.