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Tobacco Crop

Paralegal (French speaking)

International department

Reference: PARA/PD/NOV2023

Location: London

Role type: 12 month contract with potential for renewal, full-time

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Deadline: 1 December 2023, 00:00:00

Paralegal - London (French speaking)
International Department
12 month contract with potential for renewal, full-time
Role Reference: PARA/PD/NOV2023

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 International team specialises in international cases involving multinational corporations where environmental harm or human rights abuses have been alleged. Notable cases include representing around 2,000 Malawian tobacco farmers and their children in a claim against British American Tobacco Plc in respect of claims 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 a paralegal to join the team to support our claimants and lawyers with our landmark, International cases. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of litigation, including liaising with clients, and provide administrative support to the team. The role will require regular overseas travel.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 1 December 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.

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.