Assistant Solicitor - Product Liability, IGC Department
Leigh Day is seeking to appoint an Assistant Solicitor, to assist the firm to join its consumer law and product safety team. The successful applicant will be involved in investigating and pursuing litigation and undertaking research and business development work. Much of the work will involve group litigation claims against large companies in the areas of consumer law and product liability. The work will also involve researching and developing new areas of practice for the firm.
Over the last 20 years we’ve developed to become the largest and, we like to think, the best specialist Product Liability team representing consumers in the UK, winning landmark cases for individuals and groups. We act exclusively for claimants who've been injured or treated unlawfully by others. Chambers and Partners ranks us as Band 1 and Legal 500, describes the Product Liability team as: ‘’Leigh Day’s breadth of leading cases, client volume, and strength in depth give it the edge over nearest rivals. ‘The team ‘exudes confidence without a hint of arrogance’, gets the ‘balance between ‘diehard’ fighting spirit and pragmatism bang-on every time’’ in this highly, specialised area. If you want to learn more about Leigh Day’s Consumer Law and Product Safety Team please visit our website.
This position will ideally suit a more junior, with up to 3 years relevant, post qualification experience. Applicants with a background in any type of legal practice will be considered, but must have experience of Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence. Applicants must be able to learn new areas of law quickly and have the ability to research and develop cases in new areas of law. Experience in or knowledge of consumer law,, defective products, group claims/class actions would be an added advantage. It is not necessary for the applicant to have a background acting for claimants; however s/he should be able to demonstrate a genuine interest to work for a leading UK claimant law firm and a passion to be a claimant lawyer.
To download the job description, please visit our website.
Closing date: 06 November 2016 (Sunday)
Start date: ASAP
Please have a look at our website to find out more about this opportunity and details of how to apply.
To apply, please return the following documents by 06 November 2016 (Sunday).
- A covering letter clearly stating a) why you are interested in this role, b) how your experience and skills match the role requirements, c) your current salary details and d) applicable current notice period.
- A copy of your up-to-date CV.
- The completed application form and Equality and Diversity form (to download the Application Form, please visit our website)
Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
Leigh Day is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.