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  • Paralegal, Arabic Speaking – International & Group Claims Department – Ref: ASP/IGC/SS/SEP16

    Leigh Day is urgently seeking an Arabic Speaking Paralegal to join its highly acclaimed International and Groups Claim Department. This is a highly challenging role and the successful candidate will assist a Partner within a team of other solicitors and paralegals.
        
    Leigh Day is a specialist law firm operating across international, product liability, personal injury, human rights, clinical negligence, employment and discrimination. Over the last twenty five years the International & Group Claims Department have been involved in ground-breaking cases against multinational corporations and government authorities and bodies. We fight human rights abuses by the British Government, sometimes righting historic wrongs on behalf of hundreds or even thousands of individuals. We fight for those affected by environmental pollution, transport disasters, defective products and widespread injuries abroad. To learn more visit:  International and Group Claims

    This role will primarily focus on the Iraqi Civilian Litigation caseload although there will be an opportunity to work on other cases conducted by the Partner. It will involve extensive client contact, especially over the telephone. The successful candidate will mainly communicate with Arabic speaking clients, produce written legal documents, prepare schedules of loss, undertake document translation work and legal research.

    The ideal candidate must be fluent in Arabic and English with excellent Arabic speaking, reading and writing skills. Experience in Personal Injury law is strongly preferred but not essential. Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication coupled with strong client servicing skills and should be able to deal with clients in an appropriate professional manner. S/he should be computer literate with advanced Word, Excel and Access skills. We are looking for hard-working and proactive individuals who are able to use their initiative and are able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. A positive attitude and an active interest in this area of law are essential.
     
    To download the job description, please click here.
     
    Contract:                         1 year – Fixed Term Contract
    Closing Date:                   02 October 2016 (Sunday)
    Location:                          London
    Salary:                             Competitive
    Start Date:                        ASAP

    To apply, please return all of the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 02 October 2016 (Sunday).
     
    • A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your current salary details and availability
    • A copy of your up-to-date CV
    • The completed Application 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.
     

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