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  • Paralegal – Consumer Law and Product Safety, IGC Department, Ref: PARA/PL/BOZ/FEB17

    Leigh Day is urgently seeking Four Paralegals to join its highly acclaimed Consumer Law and Product Safety team. The roles will be assisting the Partner and team with a caseload of high value complex claims. Responsibilities will include drafting documents, producing general correspondence, liaising with clients and third parties, undertaking legal and other research and providing general administrative support.

    Leigh Day is a specialist law firm and over the last 20 years we’ve become the biggest and best specialist Product Liability team in UK, winning landmark cases for individuals and groups. We act exclusively for claimants who've been injured or treated unlawfully by others. Legal 500, 2015 describes the Product Liability team as: ‘’Leigh Day’s breadth of leading cases, client volume, and strength in depth give it the edge over nearest rivals. ‘The team ‘exudes confidence without a hint of arrogance’, gets the ‘balance between ‘diehard’ fighting spirit and pragmatism bang-on every time’’. If you want to learn more about Leigh Day’s Consumer Law and Product Safety Team, please click here.

    Experience in supporting large or multiple claims as an Assistant or Paralegal will be highly advantageous. Any experience of working within personal injury, medical negligence, consumer law is desirable but not essential. Experience in dealing with group claims is also highly desirable.  What is essential is a commitment to providing first class support to the wider legal team and to our clients. Candidates should be able to deal with clients in an appropriate manner. We are looking for hard-working, proactive individuals who are able to use their initiative and are computer-literate with excellent literacy skills. A positive attitude and an active interest in this area of law are essential. The role will ideally suit highly motivated and driven candidates with a legal background who are eager to build a career within an award winning, highly reputable law firm

    To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract:               Fixed term contract until 22 December 2017
    Location:               London
    Start date:             ASAP
    Salary:                  Competitive

    **Given the urgency we will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and aim to close the vacancy asap. If you are keen to apply, it is highly advisable that you send in your application as soon as possible.

    To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk.
     
    • A covering letter clearly stating a) why you are interested in this role, b) how your experience and skills match the role requirements, c) your current salary details and d) applicable current notice period.  
    • A copy of your up-to-date CV.
    • The completed application form and Equality and Diversity form (click here to download).

    Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
     
    Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
     
  • Paralegal – Employment Department, Manchester Ref: PARA/EMP/MC/MAN/APR17

    Leigh Day is urgently seeking a Paralegal within its growing Employment Department in Manchester.

    Leigh Day is a specialist law firm with some of the country's leading employment and discrimination, personal injury, product liability, clinical negligence, international and human rights teams. Our ground breaking work is regularly featured on leading news channels. Over the years we have won numerous awards including The Lawyers Employment Team of the Year 2015 award, and have consistently ranked annually in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500 client guides. To learn more visit: Employment & Discrimination Team.
         
    The successful candidate will be working within a team focusing on nationwide group holiday pay litigation. Good academic background with legal qualifications (Degree, GDL, LPC etc.) and / or demonstrable relevant legal experience in employment law and/or supporting large volume or group claims is highly desirable.

    We are looking for highly motivated and driven candidates with positive attitude and excellent organisational skills. S/he must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrable ability in working sensitively with clients and various stakeholders. Candidates must have demonstrable experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems, Outlook) and a strong attention to detail.

    To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract:          12 months, fixed term contract
    Start date:         ASAP
    Location:           Manchester
    Salary:              Competitive
    Closing date:   1 May, 2017**
    **Given the urgency we will be shortlisting on a rolling basis and aim to close the vacancy asap. If you are keen to apply, it is highly advisable that you send in your application as soon as possible.

    To apply, please return the following to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 1 May, 2017.**

    •    A covering letter clearly stating a) why you are interested in this role, b) how your experience and skills match the role requirements, c) your current salary details and d) applicable current notice period.  
    •    A copy of your up-to-date CV.
    •    The completed Application and Equality and Diversity form (to download, click here).

    Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.

    Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.

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