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Paralegal

Personal Injury department

Reference: PARA/PI/TPL/FEB24

Location: London

Role type: Permanent, part-time

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Deadline: 3 March 2024, 23:59:59

Personal Injury Paralegal (Product Safety) - London
Permanent, part- time (2-3 days per week)
£27,500 plus benefits
PARA/PI/TPL/FEB24

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 product liability cases.

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 is currently working on variety of matters including representing individuals who have suffered significant injuries arising from cosmetic treatments, defective knee replacements and failed cochlear implants.

Read more on our Consumer Law and Product Safety Department.

About the role
The team are seeking an innovative part-time paralegal wishing to join the team to pursue ground-breaking cases and help facilitate further legislative change to safeguard the rights of consumers.

You will support the team conducting litigation through to trial and / or negotiations, including drafting documents, client liaison - interviewing and taking witness statements, case research, assisting with preliminary advice on causation /quantum, instructing medico-legal experts, sorting and reviewing updated medical and updating medical chronologies, and general administrative support including taking new enquiries.

The role will also involve helping to research and develop new areas of practice for the firm.

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by 3rd March 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