Newly Qualified Solicitor – Human Rights Department
Newly Qualified Solicitor – Human Rights Department,
We are currently seeking to appoint a Newly Qualified Solicitor within our Human Rights department. This role will specialise in supporting the rights of children, vulnerable adults and patients.
The caseload will include claims for compensation and challenging the decisions of public authorities. The role will assist a partner who is an expert in inquests and Article 2 claims; judicial reviews in healthcare and social care and Court of Protection cases. A considerable amount of the caseload is funded by Legal Aid so knowledge of LAA funding will be highly desirable.
This role is ideally suitable for NQ candidates, however, those with up to 2 years of relevant post qualification experience will be considered. To be successful you must be passionate and have a solid understanding about human rights law and providing access to for justice to all. You must have demonstrable knowledge in conduct of cases from initial advice through to trial; experience in calculating losses and in dealing sensitively with clients and experts. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a keen eye for detail and effective time and organisation skills to work with multiple deadlines.
Contract: Permanent, full time
Start date: September 2017
Closing Date: 23 July 2017
Please have a look at our website http://www.leighday.co.uk/Careers/Solicitors to find out more about this opportunity and details of how to apply.
To apply, please return the following documents to email@example.com by 23 July 2017.
- A covering letter clearly stating a) why you are interested in the role, b) how your experience and skills match the requirements, c) your applicable notice period and salary expectations.
- A copy of your up-to-date CV.
- The completed Application and Equality and Diversity form (downloadable from 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.