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Irwin Mitchell staff

Legal Work Placement

Job/scheme locations: 
London & Regional
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We’re legal experts with a difference. As well as offering a full-range of legal services to individuals and businesses, we also support people with their finances, wealth and asset management. We focus on what really matters; our clients, colleagues and communities. We work with our clients, and take the time to understand what matters most to them. We call it ‘expert hand, human touch’.

For Business Legal Services our typical clients are drawn from a cross-section of growing businesses to large companies, and come from a range of sectors including technology, consumer, financial services, manufacturing, media and entertainment, real estate, and education. The firm offers expertise in banking and finance, commercial litigation, corporate, commercial, employment, insolvency and real estate.

For Personal Legal Services we cover all the key injury areas such as asbestos-related disease, serious injury, international travel litigation, medical negligence and product liability. In addition to Personal Injury, Private Wealth offers a wide range of services for private clients including succession planning, tax, reputation protection, family, and probate administration. It also advises business owners and executives on their personal business wealth.

We’re more than just a law firm – we’re a group of like-minded, friendly people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Our Legal Work Placement

The Legal Work Placement plays an important part in our trainee recruitment strategy. Our two week summer scheme is a great way to get an insight into what life is really like at Irwin Mitchell taking place in June & July each year.


You can choose to apply to either business legal services or personal legal services, and spend time with different departments within your chosen area to get a true insight and a real feel for what each stream is like. You’ll gain first-hand experience of our culture, the work we do and the wide range of opportunities we have to offer.


You’ll experience an induction, social activities, breakfast meetings, and have the opportunity to get involved with community and sports activities.


It’s a great way for you to showcase your skills in a practical environment and leave a positive and lasting impression. You'll also get a glimpse into what life is like working here. We also pay the National Living wage for your time with us.


Anyone who completes a Legal Work Placement with us is automatically considered for a training contract. A large proportion of our trainee solicitors have undertaken a work placement with the firm therefore we encourage all those interested in joining us to apply for a legal work placement.


What we are looking for:

It’s in our DNA to value people for who they are and what they bring. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people can flourish. We have a strong network to celebrate and support our colleagues, clients and communities covering sexuality, disability, age, gender, race, social background and culture. 

We are looking for ambitious and well-motivated individuals who have a real commitment to the law and who can demonstrate a positive approach to their work. We recruit both law and non-law graduates and view social ability as important as academic achievement.

Application Process

The process involves an online application, video interview and assessment centre.

Date that applications open: 1 November 2020

Date that applications close: 4 January 2021

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5