NQ Solicitor

Irwin Mitchell LLP
11 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019
Contract Type
The Role

Are you our new Solicitor in our award winning SI team in Newcastle? We have a great new opportunity for a 0-2 years PQE Solicitor.

The Team

From The Legal 500 (2017) ???"The team is led by the "top class" Fran Mayes"???"Outstanding associate Jane Pyrah specialises in cases involving serious brain injury"???and from Chambers and Partners (2018).."They have a philosophy that goes way beyond the working day and call in a number of ways???"

Serious Injury

Head, spinal cord and other serious injuries can cause huge disruption to the lives of both the sufferer and their loved ones. They can mean a total rethink of major life decisions, affecting your family members, employment, healthcare and everyday life. Serious injuries are by nature hugely traumatic and need to be handled with utmost care and expertise. Our serious injury department pride themselves on making a real difference and can help you to live a life as full as possible after a serious injury. We have years of experience in helping people claim compensation for serious injuries and have specialist teams across the UK.

Irwin Mitchell is one of the few firms to offer a rare opportunity to specialise in this high profile, and deeply rewarding area of personal injury law. Ideally, candidates will have Claimant or Defendant multi track serious / catastrophic injury related experience and will have some experience working on high value and complex cases involving brain injury, head injury, spinal cord injury, upper and lower limb amputations or severe orthopaedic injury related cases.

As a Solicitor in the team, you will assist in the investigation and litigation in a range of Serious Injury cases, working as part of a team to maximise client damages and optimise costs recover. You will also assist in developing external relationships across the North East to provide an exceptional client experience and generate new cases.

To be successful in this role you must;

Have experience of Personal Injury litigation experience, ideally in Serious Injury cases involving brain injury, spinal injury and amputees.

Have a strong appetite for business development, able to build successful relationships with medical professionals. Existing contacts in the North East would be an advantage.

Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members.

Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

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.

The background checks made 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.