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6 months ago
Irwin Mitchell LLP
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Paralegal Jobs
The Role

We are currently looking for a paralegal to work within our Public Law & Human Rights department in our Manchester office.

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Health and Social care team covering areas including Community Care, Court of Protection, Healthcare Funding Disputes and Special Education Needs support.

IM’s Public Law and Human Rights Department is a leader in its fields and offers really exciting opportunities to work in a successful team. There will be opportunities to assist solicitors, to develop and work on high profile, cutting-edge cases with some cases progressing up to the appellate courts including the Supreme Court. Our current specialisms cover advisory work and litigation disputes in the areas of judicial review, community care, health welfare cases in the Court of Protection, civil liberties, actions against the police, education and professional discipline fields. 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 national reach.

We hold Legal Aid Agency contracts in public law and community care law 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.

We have Public Law and Human Rights teams in Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, London, and Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton and Sheffield and an enviable reputation as leaders in the field.

As a Paralegal you will play an integral role in the team, working together with qualified case handlers to provide legal support on a number of cases to deliver an outstanding client experience and progress litigation. You will be responsible for ensuring that client queries are dealt with quickly, efficiently and with empathy, taking appropriate actions. You will work independently under supervision and as part of a team to progress cases in accordance with the department’s procedures to meet agreed personal targets. You’ll liaise regularly with a wide range of clients and medical professionals, in person, over the phone and in writing. Whether arranging meetings, seeking medical reports, chasing information, or interviewing witnesses; you’ll need to show a sensitive and professional approach at all times.

To be successful in this role you must;

• Have appropriate legal knowledge and experience to support qualified case handlers to progress legal cases.
• Be organised and have the ability to work quickly and accurately in a growing and demanding area of the business to meet personal targets.
• Be proactive and able to work independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.
• Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.
• Be comfortable using and updating a case management system.
• Completion of a Law degree and/or Legal Practice Course would be an advantage; however we also welcome applicants who are well established Paralegals looking to forge a new career with IM.

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.

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