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Barrick Gold - North Mara mine

Associate Solicitor (french speaking)

International department

Reference: AS/INT/PD/JUNE24

Location: London

Role type: 12 months fixed term contract, full-time

Salary: Dependant on PQE, plus benefits

Deadline: 23 June 2024, 23:59:59

Associate Solicitor – 3 years+ PQE – London
12 month fixed term contract, full time

About the team
Our international team specialises in cases involving multinational corporations where environmental harm or human rights abuses are alleged. Notable cases include a claim by around 2,000 Malawian tobacco farmers and their children against British American Tobacco Plc in respect of allegations of forced and child labour on farms allegedly supplying tobacco to the company. We also act on behalf of whistleblowers who have sought to expose wrongdoing and corruption overseas. 

About the role
We have an opportunity for an Associate Solicitor with 3+ years PQE to join the team primarily to work on our international environmental and human rights caseload. French language skills are essential. The role will involve frequent overseas travel.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 23rd June:
•    A copy of your up-to-date CV 
•    A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role

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.