Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell

Solicitor / Legal Executive (Community Care / Court of Protection, Bristol)

We currently have a vacancy for a Solicitor/Legal Executive with from NQ to 2 years PQE within our Public Law Department in our Bristol office. The post holder will specialise and primarily work as part of a team on Community Care and Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) cases. Applications from solicitors over 2 years PQE and / or those specialisms in other areas of Public Law such as healthcare and education will also be considered.

The Company

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.

We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.

Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.

The Department

IM’s Public Law Department is a leader in its fields and offers really exciting opportunities to work in a successful team. There will be opportunities to work with other specialist lawyers in the team, to develop and work on complex, high profile and cutting-edge cases. Our current specialisms cover advisory work and litigation in the areas of judicial review, civil liberties, including actions against the police and inquest law, community care and healthcare, Court of Protection and education. We have forged a national reputation for work on test cases. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and produces reported legal judgements. We have a genuine national reach.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law, community care and actions against the police and are also instructed by privately funded individuals, businesses, professional associations and institutions including national and local charities and other voluntary organisations.

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing clients with the very best legal advice, and support during disputes. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful, best-known and respected law firms. The firm and its lawyers are consistently recommended as leaders in the legal directories.

The Attributes we are looking for

This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a highly established and innovative department and to work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality cases. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor / Legal Executive who has genuine experience in Community Care and / or Court of Protection (health and welfare) work .

It is essential that you possess excellent client service skills and you must be able to empathise with a wide range of clients. Of particular importance will be organisational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be committed to team work, and crucially have a proven track record in business development and networking to help in developing and building a successful Public Law Team at the top of the market.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.

The Benefits

In addition to your competitive basic salary the firm has an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please send us a copy of your CV and covering letter along with your salary expectations and quoting the reference number BR120516/SOLX to Jonathan Brett, Lead Resourcing Consultant at Please state the vacancy reference number in the subject title of the e-mail.

Our preferred method for receipt of CVs is via e-mail, however if you are unable to apply using this method, please contact Jonathan Brett on 0161 838 3097 or 07834754836.

Please note we are not accepting agency CVs for this role.

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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