Senior Associate - Landlord & Tenant

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Litigation and Dispute Management
About The Role

DAS Law are looking to bring on board an ambitious and team-orientated Senior Associate to lead our Landlord & Tenant team within our wider Litigation & Dispute Management department. Based in central Bristol, the Landlord & Tenant team is made up of a team of 4 Paralegals taking on a range of disputes relating to possession proceedings, rent recovery and property damage. We are experiencing an upsurge in cases in this area, and the team will be growing over the coming years.

The focus of the role will be on managing and supervising the growing team, building on established client and business partner relationships, dealing with a small number of your own cases and being responsible for all aspects of financial performance and quality client service delivery in the team.

We are seeking a hard-working and ambitious solicitor or legal executive keen to work in a collaborative team environment.  You will be prepared to embrace our values and live these in your day to day working life. In addition:

  • You will have significant experience of residential L&T work and procedures;
  • You will be an experienced supervisor having previously run and managed a team of lawyers;
  • You will be keen to work with and develop your team of lawyers and to take responsibility for all aspects of managing your team including financial performance, client care and risk management;
  • You will have experience of business development and will be committed to working with and growing our key clients so as to procure additional work for your team;
  • You will embrace our values and bring with you an open, friendly and collaborative attitude and a willingness to help your colleagues.
About You

As a team we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. Our people are encouraged to think independently and to take ownership of their work. You will be agile in the way that you work and adaptable to change. In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package, including:

  • 26 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme (2.5% employee / 6% employer) with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cyclescheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including an employee Health Cash Plan and a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location)
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips

At DAS we support flexible working and are happy to discuss flexible working options.

About The Company
DAS Law is part of the DAS UK Group, which in turn forms part of the Ergo Group. We are therefore part of the world’s largest insurance group. Previously existing as a standalone law firm (CW Law) DAS Law was acquired by DAS UK Group in 2013 and is a key part of the Group’s strategy, forecast to provide year on year profitable growth within our 10 year strategy, which was agreed and commenced in 2016.

We have historically focussed on delivering legal services to customers solely via our Legal Expenses Insurance products, which provides a steady workload of litigated cases into the following teams that currently exist;

  • Personal Injury

  • Litigation & Dispute Management

  • Employment

  • Business & Commercial

Whilst this will remain a key part of our ongoing strategy, with the full support of our shareholders we have big ambitions to grow DAS Law as an independent income generating law firm and a major player in the legal market. We will do this by building on our existing relationships and reputation to grow new and sustainable income revenue streams that will allow us to expand the services we offer our customers.

We believe these are exciting times for DAS Law as part of the wider DAS UK Group and we are looking for likeminded individuals who share our ambition to make our high quality legal solutions accessible and affordable.

You can expect to join an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career in ways that traditional law firms cannot. We are also committed to supporting continued professional development and promote both internal Training Contracts and alternative routes to qualification (CILEX).

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer an extremely generous reward and benefits package.