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Assistant Solicitor, Asbestos – Personal Injury

 
Driven by our recent successes in Personal Injury and as winners of the Personal Injury team of the year 2016, we are seeking to hire an Asbestos lawyer with over 4 years PQE relevant experience.
 
Working directly with a Partner, the role holder will be independently managing a claimant asbestos caseload to the highest standard, while dealing very sensitively and building trust and confidence with our clients. S/he would also be actively supporting with business development activities.
 
To be successful you must be able to demonstrate:-

- ability to independently run a complex asbestos disease caseload with minimum supervision, to a consistently high standard;
- in-depth understanding of the spectrum of law under Asbestos Related Diseases and a first rate technical ability within Industrial Disease;
- ability to deal sensitively with clients and commitment to excellent client care;
- good research, problem solving skills and IT skills along with being an effective communicator.

We would welcome applications from those who are passionate about delivering justice to people who have been suffering / lost loved ones because of asbestos exposure.
 
This is a permanent, full-time, position based in London.


To download the full job description, please click here.


To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk.

- 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, please 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.

Assistant Solicitor – Consumer Law and Product Safety

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Assistant Solicitor (PQE 4-5 years), within our Consumer Law and Product Safety Department.
 
Working directly with a Partner the successful applicant will be involved in running their own case load, investigating and pursuing litigation and undertaking research and business development work. Much of the work will involve group litigation claims against large companies in the areas of consumer law and product liability.  Specifically, the work will involve representing clients who have had hip components that have failed prematurely.

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate:-
- Relevant legal experience in Personal Injury and / or Clinical Negligence; given the complexity of caseload it would ideally suit lawyers with up to 5 years of relevant post qualification experience.
- Ability to quickly learn new areas of law and develop new areas of work.
- Experience in, or, knowledge of consumer law, defective products, group claims/class actions would be highly advantageous.

It is not necessary for the application to have a background acting for claimants, however, s/he must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest to work for a leading UK claimant law firm and a passion to be a claimant lawyer.

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

To download the full job description, please click here.


To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk.
- 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, please 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.

Assistant Solicitor (3-6 PQE) – Personal Injury

Leigh Day is seeking to recruit a motivated, dynamic, claimant lawyer with up to 6 years PQE within its acclaimed Personal Injury Department.

The solicitor will be part of the cycling team in London which specialises in cycling & RTC injury and which undertakes legal claims for the members of British Cycling and British Triathlon, who we have acted for over 10 years. Our emphasis is on early rehabilitation to enable clients to rebuild their lives after injury.  The caseload will be entirely multitrack and may include some multitrack employers’ liability work.

Key tasks and responsibilities;
- The role will involve analysing evidence, preparing court documents, interviewing witnesses, attending conferences, and a large degree of client contact.
- This is a busy role within a growing team and a high standard of performance is expected.

To be successful you must
- a genuine interest in representing claimants, in particular injured cyclists;
- experience as a personal injury lawyer, with demonstrable experience in progressing a mul-track, high value caseload;
- previous claimant RTC experience, but experience in cycling and employment liability claims will be advantageous;
- a good understanding and appreciation of Leigh Day values and ethos;

To download the full job description, please click here.

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

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk.
- 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, to download please click here.

Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents may 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.

Assistant Solicitor – International & Group Claims

Leigh Day is seeking an Assistant Solicitor with 2-3 years PQE to join its highly acclaimed International and Group Claim (IGC) Department. This is an interesting and challenging role and the successful candidate will assist a Partner and work within a team of other solicitors and paralegals. This is an excellent opportunity to join a coveted, award winning, specialist 'claimant' law firm renowned for ground breaking cases.

Key tasks and responsibilities;
The work will primarily focus on taking witness statements and evidentiary analysis.

 To be successful;
The candidate must possess relevant litigation experience and ability to work with vulnerable clients. Being proficient in Pashto language will be highly desirable, but not essential. Experience in acting on behalf of claimants in personal injury, civil actions against the Ministry of Defence of Police, international cliams or false imprisonment claims would be an advasntage. This is a busy and demanding role and a high standard of performance is expected, with the ability to deal sensitively with clients and experts. The successful applicant must have strong knowledge of law, good IT, research, and problem solving skills. S/he must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, along with the ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient manner. The ability to work effectively in a team and work efficiently under time pressure is essential.

To be considered for this post you must be eligible to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales.

To download the full job description, please click here.


This is a 12 months fixed term (with possibility for extension) position based in London.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 14 January 2018.
- 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, to download please click here.

  Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents may 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.