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  • Assistant Solicitor – Employment, Manchester Ref: AS/EMP/LW/MAN/MAR17

    Driven by our recent successes in Employment and large group claims and as winners of the 2015 Employment Law team of the year, Leigh Day is urgently seeking an Assistant Solicitor to join its Employment team in Manchester. The Assistant Solicitor will work directly with a Partner and a senior colleague specialising in complex employment group claims. The work involved is highly challenging and will ideally suit a solicitor who has experience of managing a high volume caseload and / or group claims.

    Leigh Day is a specialist law firm with some of the country's leading employment and discrimination, personal injury, product liability, clinical negligence, international and human rights teams. We are also a specialist claimant & trade union law firm with an unrivalled reputation for taking on many ground-breaking ‘David and Goliath’ cases, representing individuals who have suffered injury against powerful commercial organisations as well as national government authorities and bodies. Our work is regularly featured on leading news channels. Over the years we have won numerous awards, accolades and have consistently ranked annually in the top tiers of both Chambers and Legal 500 client guides. To learn more about recent news, visit the Employment Team.

    This position will ideally suit candidates with around 1 - 3 years’ PQE.  We are looking for individuals with experience in managing a high volume caseload and large amounts of information. Experience in acting on behalf of claimants will be an advantage. This role will also involve delegating to and overseeing a team of junior non-qualified fee-earners. This is a busy and demanding role and a high standard of performance is expected, with the ability to deal sensitively with clients. The successful applicant will ideally have knowledge of employment law, outstanding IT and organisational skills, research, problem solving skills and will be an effective communicator. The role may include further scope to deal with individual employment cases depending on the progression of the group claim.

    This is a new role within a rapidly growing team which within a very short span has successfully become close-knit and well integrated within the Firm. If you are a passionate, highly driven solicitor, committed to broadening your skills in employment or group claims, this could be your perfect opportunity to join a vibrant team and play an active role in the growth story of undoubtedly one of the country’s most formidable claimant employment teams.

      To download the job description, please click here.
    Contract:                   Permanent, full-time position
    Salary:                      Competitive
    Location:                   Manchester
    Closing date:            24 March 2017 (Friday)

    To apply, please return the following to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 24 March 2017 (Friday).

    - 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

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