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Litigation Assistant

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence department

Reference: LA/COP/AC/MAY24

Location: London

Role type: Permanent, full time (hybrid working)

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Deadline: 2 June 2024, 00:00:00

Litigation Assistant – Court of Protection (property and finance deputyships)
London (with hybrid home working)
Permanent, Full time
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Reference – LA/COP/AC/MAY24

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 departments
Our Personal Injury team represent clients who have suffered any injury at work or in any public setting whether in this country or abroad when it wasn’t their fault. The department has specialist teams in road traffic accidents including a cycling specific team, work injury and industrial diseases, travel claims, brain and spinal cord injuries.

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 exciting opportunity for a Litigation Assistant to work within the Court of Protection (property & financial affairs) team assisting with the management and administration of finance deputyships and personal injury trusts for clients with high value compensation and damages awards.

You will be supporting the professional Deputy and paralegals working within the Court of Protection team across the PI and Medical Negligence departments.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 2nd June 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
• Private Health Insurance (BUPA)
• Subsidised gym/ sports team membership up to 50% off
• Cycle to work scheme
• Enhanced maternity & paternity pay