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Assistant Solicitor - Arabic Speaking – International & Group Claims

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 our Iraqi Civilian caseload. Fluency in Arabic and English is an essential requirement as the immediate role involves taking instructions from our Iraqi clients, including vulnerable clients. Candidates should possess claimant 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 and verbal skills are a must have, together with the ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner.  The ability to work effectively in a team and work efficiently under time pressure is essential.  Ideal candidates will have a proven commitment to the type of work we do.
 
To be considered for this post you must be eligible to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales.
 
Please click here to download the job description.
 
Start date:           ASAP
Contract:             12 Month FTC
Salary:                Competitive
Closing date:       27 Sept 2017** applications will be considered on a rolling basis

 
To apply, please return all of the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 27 Sept 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 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 & Product Safety

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Assistant Solicitor (PQE 4-5 years), within our Consumer Law and Product Safety Department. The successful applicant will be involved in 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 clinical trial participants and (non- prosthetic hip related) product liability.

Over the last 20 years we’ve developed to become the largest and, we like to think, the best specialist Product Liability team representing consumers in the UK, winning landmark cases for individuals and groups. We act exclusively for claimants who've been injured or treated unlawfully by others. Chambers and Partners ranks us as Band 1 and Legal 500, 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’’ in this highly, specialised area. If you want to learn more about Leigh Day’s Consumer Law and Product Safety Team please visit Product Liability - Defective Products

To be considered candidates must be able to demonstrate solid qualified 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. To be successful applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to learn quickly 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 applicant to have a background acting for claimants; however s/he should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest to work for a leading UK claimant law firm and a passion to be a claimant lawyer.

To download the job description, please click here.

Contract:         Permanent
Salary:            Competitive
Location:         London
Closing date:  4th October 2017
 
To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 4th October 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 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.