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Paralegal

Clinical Negligence Department

Reference: PARA/CN/JR/JULY24

Location: Cardiff

Role type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Deadline: 28 July 2024, 23:59:59

Clinical Negligence – Paralegal - Cardiff
Permanent, full time
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
PARA/CN/JR/JULY24

About Leigh Day
We are a top 100 law firm committed to claimant-only cases, ensuring that individuals have the same access to justice as the UK Government and large corporations. We’re not afraid to take on difficult and challenging cases involving medical negligence, serious personal injuries, discrimination in the workplace, defective products and human rights abuses in this country and overseas.

About the team
Our Clinical Negligence team represent clients who have experienced any instance of substandard medical treatment that causes injury or an existing condition to worsen. Our expert solicitors specialise in claims relating to brain injury, cerebral palsy and birth injuries. Examples of successful compensation awarded includes a Five-figure settlement for a first-time mother suffering depression after delayed surgery and more than £30 million for lifelong care for a boy starved of oxygen at birth.     

About the role
We have an opportunity for a paralegal to join the team to support our claimants and lawyers.  The successful applicant will be responsible for providing reliable and efficient litigation support and assisting the work of the team, which covers a variety of case types; including maternal health, birth injury, and injuries to mothers during childbirth; orthopaedics; misdiagnosed cancers; GP errors, and radiological errors.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 28th July 2024.
• 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.

Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as you can in order to be considered.

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Leigh Day is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.  We value the diversity of our colleagues, our clients and the third parties with whom we work.  We seek to create an environment where everyone feels included and valued for their unique characteristics, skills and abilities and supported in their needs and responsibilities. 

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Employee benefits
• Hybrid working (typically 2 days from home for a full-time worker)
• 29 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
• Enhanced pension contributions
• Life assurance 4 x salary 
• Subsidised gym/ sports team membership up to 50% off
• Cycle to work scheme
• Healthcare cash plan 
• Bupa Private Health Insurance
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
• Free breakfasts & lunch every day