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Associate Solicitor

Human Rights department

Reference: AS/AM KE/HR/APRIL24

Location: London

Role type: 12 month fixed term contract, full-time role (hybrid working)

Salary: Dependant on PQE, plus benefits

Deadline: 19 May 2024, 23:59:59

Associate Solicitor – 3-5 years PQE – London
12 month fixed term contract, full time
Salary: Dependant on PQE

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 department
Our Human Rights team act for individuals, groups and organisations which brings challenges against public authorities (such as government bodies, local authorities, and agencies), in a range of areas such as civil liberties, human rights breaches, community care, and regularly acts in Inquest & Court of Protection cases.

About the role
The successful candidate will work within a dynamic team that specialises in private and public law challenges, Inquests and Court of Protection. The work will include human rights and discrimination claims against private and public bodies on behalf of vulnerable individuals. The role is for a fixed term of one year to assist a Partner and cover part of a caseload for a period of maternity leave, but there is scope for it to be extended should there be a business need.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 19th May 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 (Aviva)
• Life assurance 4 x salary
• Healthcare cash plan with Medicash
• Bupa Private Health Insurance
• Subsidised gym/ sports team membership up to 50% off
• Cycle to work scheme
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
• Free breakfasts & lunch every day