Solicitor, Education Law, Nationwide

  • Irwin Mitchell
  • London, United Kingdom
  • May 18, 2017
Full time Education

Job Description

Vacancy Description

We currently have a vacancy for an Education Law Solicitor with 1-5years PQE. We are open to which office nationwide the successful candidate is based.  

The Company

Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.

We believe in putting our clients first. 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 UKs most successful and respected law firms.


Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices nationwide (including Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chichester, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newbury, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton).

The Team

IM’s national Education Law team is nationally recognised by Legal 500 as a Tier 1 team and offers exciting opportunities to work with other specialist lawyers to develop and work on complex, high profile and cutting-edge cases. The team’s work includes special educational needs and disability discrimination, exclusions and admissions and judicial review. Our work regularly receives considerable media attention and produces reported legal judgements. We have a genuine national reach.

We instructed by parents and young people and a range of educational institutions including schools and academies, colleges and universities.

The firm and its lawyers are consistently recommended as leaders in the legal directories. Our experience of education law means that we are noted in leading independent guides to the legal profession, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK for our litigation work, and are members of the Education Law Association.

The Attributes we are looking for

This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a highly established and innovative department and to work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality cases. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor who has genuine experience in Education Law work.

It is essential that you possess excellent client service skills and you must be able to empathise with a wide range of clients. Of particular importance will be organisational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be committed to team work, and crucially have a proven track record in business development and networking to help in developing and building a successful Education Law Team at the top of the market.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.

The Benefits

In addition to your competitive basic salary the firm has an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan and discounted gym membership, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

Additional Information

The reference code for this role is BR230217/SOL. Please state clearly on your application which office location you are interested in.