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Paralegal – Employment Department

Leigh Day is urgently seeking to hire 2 x 6 month FTC Paralegals within the Employment Department in Manchester. 
 
Key Tasks and responsibilities will include:

• Effectively assisting in the progression of a large group claim (against the DWP) and ensuring that accurate information and instructions are obtained from our clients
• Accurate recording of information that is gathered in line with existing protocols
• Dealing with general litigation of the case including interviewing clients and witnesses, managing processes and protocols and corresponding with other solicitors and the tribunal and courts
• Complying with the Civil Procedures Rules and Employment Tribunal Rules & Procedures
• Some work assisting in the progression other group claims and/or individual matters as required

To be successful you must have:
• An interest in working with a leading claimant law firm is a must along with a strong understanding and appreciation of Leigh Day values and ethos.
• A legal qualification (LLB or LPC) or significant experience in providing legal advice
• Experience of at least six months of paid employment
• Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable individuals
• The self motivation required to assist with group claims

These are 6 month FTC positions based in Manchester.

Download the full job description for the Paralegal, Manchester post.


Application Process:
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 23 February 2020.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.

Valuing diversity is essential to Leigh Day’s on-going success. We are committed to creating a working culture where everyone’s contributions are encouraged and valued and the workplace is free from barriers to inclusion, particularly for those from under-represented backgrounds.

Should you have a disability or long-term condition that requires adjustments to the application or interview process, please contact us, in confidence, to discuss your requirements.

More information about equality, diversity and inclusion at Leigh Day is available on our website.

Paralegal – New Client Team

We are seeking to appoint a Paralegal in our New Client Team based in Manchester. This is a new role and an excellent opportunity to be responsible for the initial calls to new clients and gathering information to ensure the claim is submitted efficiently.

Key tasks and responsibilities;
• To contact new and prospective clients to obtain information regarding their claim.
• To accurately and succinctly summarise the information obtained to ensure that the claim is passed over to the relevant handler.
• To manage new enquiries until such time as they are converted to live cases or rejected, working with the relevant departments as necessary
• Ensure accurate records are maintained on the firm’s Case Management System.
• To provide a reliable and efficient support service to colleagues and to assist with the general administration of case loads.

To be successful you must have; 
• A genuine interest to work with a leading claimant law firm and passionate about providing access to justice to all.
• An excellent telephone manner
• High level written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to client care.
• Ability to manage own workload in a busy environment to a consistently high standard.
• Resilient and able to deal with challenging situations.
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where priorities may be subject to change at short notice.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Manchester.

Download the job description for the Paralegal, Manchester department.


Application Process:
To apply, please return the documents listed below to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 8 March 2020.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form.

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.

Valuing diversity is essential to Leigh Day’s on-going success. We are committed to creating a working culture where everyone’s contributions are encouraged and valued and the workplace is free from barriers to inclusion, particularly for those from under-represented backgrounds.

Should you have a disability or long-term condition that requires adjustments to the application or interview process, please contact us, in confidence, to discuss your requirements.

More information about equality, diversity and inclusion at Leigh Day is available on our website.