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Irwin Mitchell staff

Training Contract

Salary notes: 
First Year Salary: Regional £26,500, London £38,000
Job/scheme locations: 
London and Regional
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

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 Training Contract

We offer training contracts at 11 of our offices across the UK. Trainees choose between either Business Legal Services (BLS) or Personal Legal Services (PLS). Within BLS, seat rotations include areas such as corporate, real estate, litigation and tax. PLS offers both personal injury seats including serious injury, medical negligence and court of protection, but also private wealth seats such as wills, trust and estate disputes, and family law.

Trainees will complete four training seats over two years, interacting with partners and senior associates.

A large number of training contracts are offered to those who have previously completed a legal work placement with the firm, therefore it is recommended to apply to the scheme where possible. This gives you an insight into the firm, the type of work we carry out and the people you will work with.

Salary & Benefits:

First year:  £26,500 (regional), £38,000 (London)

Second year:  £28,500 (regional), £40,000 (London)

Newly qualified:  Dependent on the office and division you qualify in. Band between £40,000-£60,000

25 days’ holiday, health plan, recognition scheme, two volunteering days a year, sports team sponsorship, season ticket loan, contributory pension scheme, death in service cover, critical illness cover.

If your application is successful, we will meet all the fees associated with your LPC and, if applicable, your GDL if you have not started or completed your studies when offered a training contract. We also provide a maintenance grant to help you through your studies.

What we are looking for in a trainee:

Trainees need to be flexible in their approach to everything, be resilient to change, and have a drive to solve problems.

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