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  • Arabic Speaking Assistant Solicitor – International & Group Claims Department – Ref: ASAS/IGC/SS/SEP16

    Leigh Day is urgently seeking an Arabic Speaking Assistant Solicitor 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 is an interesting and challenging role and the successful candidate will assist a Partner within a team of other paralegals and solicitors. The work will primarily focus on the Iraqi Civilian Litigation caseload although there will an opportunity to work on other cases conducted by the Partner.  Fluency in Arabic and English is an essential requirement as the immediate role involves extensive liaising with Arabic speaking clients, a team of Arabic speaking experts and other Iraqi professionals. Candidates must possess personal injury litigation experience. Experience in acting on behalf of claimant in personal injury, civil actions against the police, asylum or false imprisonment claims is an advantage. Candidates should hold a current practicing certificate.

    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 will have strong knowledge of law, good IT, research, and problem solving skills and will be an effective communicator. Strong written & verbal skills are a must have, together with the ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner. Ideal candidates will have a proven commitment to the type of work we do.

      To download the job description, please click here.

    Contract:             1 year, Fixed Term Contract
    Closing Date:       09 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 09 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 it)
     
    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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