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Paralegal - Consumer Law and Product Safety

Consumer Law and Product Safety Department

Reference: PARA/CLPS/BM/OCT21

Location: Manchester

Role type: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £18,000 + benefits

Deadline: 25 October 2021, 12:00:00

Product Safety & Consumer Law Paralegal - Manchester
Permanent, full time
£18,000 plus benefits
Role Reference - PARA/CLPS/BM/OCT21

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 Product Safety & Consumer Law team represent clients with personal injury claims, claims for losses incurred due to faulty or defective products (particularly medical devices and consumer goods) and claims in connection with financial services products on behalf of retail investors.

The team are currently working on the high-profile cases taking action against Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi on behalf of UK drivers over alleged emissions ‘cheat devices’; and also, on behalf of investors in the Woodford Equity Income Fund, to claim damages for losses suffered as a result of breaches of the FCA’s rules.

About the role
We have an opportunity for a paralegal to join the team to support our claimants and lawyers with our complex consumer law cases, with the primary focus being on the group action being brought on behalf of investors in the Woodford Equity Income Fund who alleged to have suffered loss and damage as a result of the fund’s poor management. The claim Leigh Day is bringing, as well as the events surrounding the collapse of the WEIF, has received a significant amount of press coverage. This is a high profile and exciting case to work on.

Application Process

Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Monday 25th October 2021:

• 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.
• A 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.