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Paralegal - AFCS MOD

  • Job
    Entry, Junior & Mid Level
  • Legal
  • Manchester

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  • You need empathy, initiative, and Paralegal experience to support our team and clients, progressing cases efficiently and professionally.
  • You will support serious injury cases for Armed Forces personnel, helping with compensation claims and assisting with Boards of Inquiry and Coroner's Inquests. Join us in making a meaningful impact on people's lives.


  • 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. 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 and chasing information, you’ll need to show a sensitive and professional approach at all times.
  • This vacancy presents the opportunity to develop expertise and build a reputation in a growing area of law.
  • What we're looking for:
  • Previous Paralegal experience is desirable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances


  • Serious injury and illness can have a dramatic and sometimes life changing impact for the person affected and for those who are close to them. The serious injury teams at Irwin Mitchell don’t just deal with compensation claims. We also work with our clients and their families to ensure all of their rehabilitation needs are met. It’s a unique, bespoke approach that really makes a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by injury.
  • You’ll join Andrew Buckham who specialises in Armed Forces claims. Many of these claims involve assisting severely injured service personnel with compensation claims (On and Off Duty), Boards of Inquiry and Coroners Inquests.


What type of cases will I be working on as a Paralegal in the AFCS MOD team?

As a Paralegal in the Armed Forces claims team, you will be working on cases involving assisting severely injured service personnel with compensation claims (On and Off Duty), Boards of Inquiry, and Coroners Inquests.

What qualifications or experience do I need to apply for this Paralegal role?

Previous Paralegal experience is desirable for this role. We are looking for individuals who have the ability to work on their initiative and who demonstrate empathy and compassion to help guide our clients through challenging personal circumstances.

What benefits are offered to employees in this role?

Some of the benefits we offer include 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, generous and flexible pension schemes, two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice, Westfield Health membership, and a range of well-being initiatives to support positive mental health. We also offer a flexible working program called Flexible by Choice.

What kind of support and training will I receive as a Paralegal in the AFCS MOD team?

You will receive support and training to help you progress in your role and build expertise in a growing area of law. You will work closely with qualified Case Handlers and have the opportunity to develop a reputation in this field. Regular supervision and guidance will be provided to ensure you meet personal targets and deliver an outstanding client experience.

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Irwin Mitchell is a company that operates in the legal and professional services sector, offering a wide range of legal solutions to individuals, businesses, and organisations. Their ultimate goal is to provide expert legal advice and support, helping clients navigate legal challenges, protect their rights, and achieve favourable outcomes. Irwin Mitchell's purpose revolves around delivering accessible and tailored legal services, advocating for justice and fairness, and empowering clients with the legal tools and resources needed to address their legal needs effectively. Through their expertise, they aim to make the legal system more understandable and accessible, ensuring that individuals and businesses can effectively protect their interests and rights.