>Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell

Overview

  • Programme: Paralegal Apprenticeship or Business Administrator Apprenticeship
  • Location: Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield
  • Salary: £18,928 for London and £16,289 for other offices
  • Minimum requirements: 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C or 9-4) or equivalents including Maths and English AND 3 A levels (grades A* – C) or equivalents

Closing date:
31 Mar 2019

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Additional Information

Irwin Mitchell is a nationally acclaimed law firm offering a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

The 11th largest law firm in the UK, we operate out of 14 UK offices including a consulting office in Middlesbrough.

We currently employ over 2,500 members of staff, including over 1,000 legally trained personnel and have helped over one million clients in our 100 year history.

Irwin Mitchell

Positions

The following positions are available – click on the tab for more information (note: applicants should only apply for one position):

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Our Family Law experts are committed to alternative forms of dispute resolution and helping our clients to resolve their disputes without needing to go to court.  We have experience in forms of ADR, and we have trained arbitrators, mediators and collaborative lawyers in the team. However we are also skilled litigators where that is the most appropriate course for the individual client.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.

Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Our Family Law experts are committed to alternative forms of dispute resolution and helping our clients to resolve their disputes without needing to go to court.  We have experience in forms of ADR, and we have trained arbitrators, mediators and collaborative lawyers in the team. However we are also skilled litigators where that is the most appropriate course for the individual client.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Our Family Law experts are committed to alternative forms of dispute resolution and helping our clients to resolve their disputes without needing to go to court.  We have experience in forms of ADR, and we have trained arbitrators, mediators and collaborative lawyers in the team. However we are also skilled litigators where that is the most appropriate course for the individual client.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

This team handles medical negligence claims for people who have suffered illness or injury as a result of substandard care in any medical setting to include treatment from a GP, hospital, clinic or dentist. Our work is very varied and includes all types of medical negligence.​

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Our Residential Property team provides a wide range of legal services to high-net worth clients with any size or type of property portfolio as part of our Private Wealth division, as well as conveyancing services on individual properties as part of our Personal Legal Services offering.

The team holds many years of expertise, and boasts a uniquely detailed understanding of how changes in the financial and political climate impact property markets all over the UK.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Our Residential Property team provides a wide range of legal services to high-net worth clients with any size or type of property portfolio as part of our Private Wealth division, as well as conveyancing services on individual properties as part of our Personal Legal Services offering.

The team holds many years of expertise, and boasts a uniquely detailed understanding of how changes in the financial and political climate impact property markets all over the UK.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

We deal with disputes relating to wills, estates, trusts and Court of Protection issues.

We act for all parties – individuals; estate executors and administrators; trustees; trust corporations; charities; and a number of banks.

Will disputes can arise for various reasons; most commonly:

  • The deceased did not make adequate financial provision for someone in his or her will
  • An individual is claiming that the deceased should have made greater financial provision for them
  • The deceased did not have sufficient mental capacity when they made the will
  • Someone coerced the deceased into making the will
  • The will was not executed properly
  • The deceased made promises to the claimant, which have not been given effect to in the will
  • There is a dispute between executors (i.e. the persons nominated by the deceased to distribute the assets in accordance with the will), or between a beneficiary and the executors
  • There is a factual error in the will
  • The will has been lost
  • The terms of the will are not clear
  • Disputes also frequently arise where the deceased has not made a will at all (they have died intestate).

We also commonly act in disputes between trustees and beneficiaries, and professional negligence actions involving ineffective and poorly drafted trust instruments and wills, and negligent tax and/or investment advice.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

Serious Injury – We represent clients who have sustained brain, spinal and serious orthopaedic injuries, including limb amputations and cases arising out of fatal accidents.

Due to the seriousness and severity of the injuries, we have Client Liaison Management professionals from non-legal backgrounds that provide immediate support, advice and information to seriously injured clients and their families.

We pride ourselves on making a real difference and helping our clients restore as much as possible to their lives.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. Setting up meetings
  2. Organising business travel and accommodation
  3. Arranging and handling of incoming/outgoing courier deliveries
  4. Managing company databases and inputting new client details and sending letters
  5. Monitoring incoming emails and action accordingly
  6. Managing stocks of stationery and ordering supplies
  7. Participating in any on-site health and safety audits and assessments
  8. Handling commercially sensitive/confidential information (via email, documents, files etc.)
  9. Complete all modules of the apprenticeship and the skills, knowledge and behavioural requirements to complete level 3 in business administration

PURPOSE OF JOB

To assist the partners in providing quality legal advice and other legal services to the firm’s clients.

To contribute to the overall profitability of the firm, with particular reference to providing efficient, cost effective work and contributing to practice development through marketing and selling strategies in accordance with the firm’s relevant policies.

BUSINESS AREA

The Court of Protection is the judicial body who has jurisdiction to make decisions about property, financial affairs and personal welfare of individuals who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. The Court can make one off decisions or declarations or where a series of decisions need to be made on behalf of the incapacitated person (protected person) the Court can appoint a Deputy to deal with either that persons property and affairs or health and welfare.

We have a dedicated and experienced team who specialise in all matters relating to the Court of Protection. Our expert team is the largest in the country and can assist your clients in all Court of Protection matters.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  1. To take initial instructions from clients and to advise after consultation with the supervising solicitor as appropriate on the legal action and all alternatives, as appropriate, open to the client.
  1. To keep the client informed as required by the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To run the files allocated in accordance with the firm’s and department’s set procedures.
  1. To attend conferences with Counsel/court and represent the firm and client as required.
  1. To meet all cost/fee targets where set.
  1. To meet on a regular basis with the person to whom the post holder reports to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position. To report to the post holder’s supervisor immediately any difficulties being experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Office of Supervision of Solicitors and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.
  1. Complete the four modules of the apprenticeship; Introduction to law and practice, law and legal research skills, legal practice and client care skills and workplace skills in order to satisfactorily complete your CILEx Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice.