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  • Assistant Solicitor – Consumer Law and Product Safety, IGC Department, Ref: AS/IGC/MIV/Jan17

    Leigh Day is urgently seeking to appoint a dynamic Assistant Solicitor, for its consumer law and product safety team. 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. The work will also involve researching and developing new areas of practice for the firm.

    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 our Product Liability page.

    This position will ideally suit a more junior solicitor, with up to 3 years relevant, post qualification experience. Applicants with a background in any type of legal practice will be considered, but must have experience of Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence. To be successful applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to learn quickly new areas of law and have the ability to research and develop cases in those. 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:       06 February 2017 (Monday)
     
    To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 06 February 2017 (Monday).

    •    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 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.
  • Assistant Solicitor – Human Rights Department, Ref: AS/HR/RS/JAN17

    We are seeking an Assistant Solicitor with NQ - 2 years PQE to join our Human Rights Department.

    Our highly renowned Human Rights department defends rights relating to health and social care, education and employment, the rights of prisoners, torture and abuse survivors, those with disabilities and rights relating to the environment. Bringing together a mixture of public law, civil liberties, discrimination, international law, health and social care expertise, our lawyers act for individuals, groups and organisations across a wide range of legal areas.  The common thread linking all our clients is that we challenge the lawfulness of decisions, acts, omissions and policies of public bodies and authorities on their behalf. We act exclusively for claimants who've been injured or treated unlawfully by others. Chambers and Partners describe the team as "Everybody there is rigorous and methodical, and very diligent. They take on the difficult cases challenging the government where others might lack the guts."

    The successful candidate will be working with a team that represents individuals, groups and organisations and routinely brings challenges against public authorities (such as government bodies, local authorities and agencies), in a range of areas such as discrimination, international law, civil liberties, human rights breaches, environmental law, planning law, EU law and community care. To learn more visit: Human Rights Department.

    The positions will ideally suit qualified lawyers up to 2 years’ relevant post qualification experience in human rights, public law and legal aid. The successful candidate is expected to have a thorough demonstrable understanding of judicial review, statutory challenges, civil procedure, discrimination and environmental law and proven experience in conduct of cases from initial advice through to trial.

      To download the job description, please click here.
     
    Contract:                       Permanent, Full-time post
    Start date:                     April, 2017
    Salary:                          Competitive
    Location:                       London
    Closing Date:                 5 February 2017 (Sunday)
    *Interviews will be held on the w/c 13 Feb 2017
     
    Please have a look at our website to find out more about this opportunity and details of how to apply.
    To apply, please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 5 February 2017 (Sunday).

    •    A covering letter clearly stating why you are interested in this role, your current salary details and your applicable current notice period.  
    •    A copy of your up-to-date CV.
    •    The completed application form 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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