Paralegal – Human Rights (Public Law) - London
Permanent, full time
£27,500 plus benefits
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 Human Rights team are currently working on a large variety of cases for individuals based within the UK and abroad. The team act primarily for clients who are, or have been, detained under immigration powers. This includes public and private law claims challenging unlawful detention, delays in the provision of Home Office accommodation and claims related to other immigration bail conditions. They also act in cases relating to adequacy of accommodation as well as age assessment challenges. They are also currently working on the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP), which aims to support Afghan nationals at risk from the Taliban with their urgent applications for relocation.
The team also act in cases involving national security issues in proceedings before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission and the High Court. They also act in high profile cases of public international law.
About the role
We have an opportunity for a paralegal to join this team to support a Partner and other fee earners.
For more details about the role, who we’re looking for and how to make your application, please click “apply” to be re-directed to our careers page.
Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as early as possible 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.
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
Up to 50% off your gym/sports membership, cycle to work scheme
Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
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