Legal Work Placement at Irwin Mitchell

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Application Deadline
12th January 2020
Central London and City East of England Greater London North East North West South East South West West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chichester, Gatwick, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton
Role May Involve
Banking and Finance Law Commercial Law Corporate Law Private Client Law

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Legal Work Placement

As a legal work placement student at Irwin Mitchell, you will spend two weeks in either the personal legal services (PLS) or business legal services (BLS) stream, experiencing two different areas of law and getting to know the business more intimately.

What will I do?

During your legal work placement, you will work in tandem with the paralegals, assisting the associates, senior associates and partners. You’ll be given practical experience and a real insight into the unique culture of the nation’s leading full-service law firm.

What do you look for?

We’d love to hear from candidates that have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the law and possess the ability to be flexible and responsive to changing business demands and priorities. We also look for candidates who have the capacity to use their initiative, think creatively and have good problem solving skills, coupled with excellent communication and attention to detail, both written and verbal.

Recruitment Process

  • Online application form (closing date 12th January 2020)
  • Video Interview (take place during January and February 2020)
  • Assessment Centre (take place during February and March 2020)
  • Legal Work Placement in June and July

If candidates are successful and gain a place on the legal work placement, there is also an assessment at the end of your two weeks that contributes towards the overall decision regarding training contract offers for 2022.

We adopt an anonymised screening process to further reduce any doubt of unconscious bias when reviewing applications.

By applying for this role, you are automatically considered for a training contract to commence in 2022.

About Irwin Mitchell

Founded in 1912, with 3000 employees, in 15 UK locations, we are one of the leading legal businesses covering business, personal and private wealth legal services.

We are passionate about delivering excellent levels of service using an expert hand and a human touch, with our five core values guiding us at every stage.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds; we recently won the 2018 and 2019 award for ‘Excellence in Diversity’ from the Signature Awards.

How to apply

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