Job Advert: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Solicitor/Legal Executive (Education/Community Care – Southampton, Chichester or Gatwick)

We currently have a vacancy for a Solicitor/Legal Executive with up to 6 years PQE within our Public Law and Human Rights Department. The role would be based in either our Southampton, Chichester or Gatwick offices. The post holder will specialise and primarily work as part of a team on Education and / or Community Care (including Court of Protection) cases. Candidates with a higher level of PQE will 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 UKs most successful and respected law firms.

Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.

The Department

IM’s Public Law and Human Right’s 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 experience in in Education and Community Care (including Court of Protection) work. Whilst experience in both areas is preferable, applications from candidates who currently specialise in just one of those fields but who are keen to develop their expertise are also welcome.

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 and Human Rights 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.

Additional Information

Please follow the link to apply – http://bit.ly/2gwfVYb
The reference for this vacancy is SO121216/SOL

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

Feel free to contact Jonathan Brett, Lead Resourcing Consultant on 0161 838 3097 if you have any further questions relating to the role.

Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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