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Associate Solicitor

International and Domestic Group Claims department

Reference: AS/IGC/SEM/OCT23

Location: Leeds

Role type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: Competitive, dependent on PQE

Deadline: 11 December 2023, 00:00:00

Associate Solicitor - Product Liability
Department: International and Domestic Group Claims
Location: Leeds
Role type: Permanent, full time
Salary: Competitive, dependent on PQE
Reference: AS/IGC/SEM/OCT23

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 highly acclaimed Personal Injury (Consumer Law and Product Safety) Department has become the leading specialist team in the UK, ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 winning landmark cases for individuals and groups.

The team are renowned for taking on complex and challenging cases and gained recent notoriety for pursing a number of high-profile allergy cases representing the families of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, Owen Carey and Celia Marsh who died as a result of undeclared allergens.

The team have also successfully represented over 600 Claimants with failed Metal on Metal hip components, causing catastrophic injuries requiring early revision surgery. This group litigation has been described as one of the “biggest disasters in orthopaedic history”.

The team are currently pursuing compensation for a community for injuries resulting from pollution emitted from a Landfill.

About the role
We have an opportunity for an Associate Solicitor to join the team to conduct complex product liability cases on behalf of our clients to the highest standards and to assist with the development of new cases.

The successful applicant will be working on a group of ground-breaking claims on behalf of individuals who have been seriously injured or bereaved as a result of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination. These claims are high-profile, complex and will be progressed alongside the COVID19 Inquiry. This work is challenging, but potentially hugely impactful in shaping vaccination policy and future pandemic preparedness.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 9th November 2023:
• 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 held on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible 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
• Healthcare cash plan
• Subsidised gym/ sports team membership up to 50% off
• Cycle to work scheme
• BUPA Private Health Insurance
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
• Free breakfasts & lunch every day.