Paralegal Landlord & Tenant

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

We have an opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Litigation and Dispute Management department due to continued growth. Based in central Bristol, the team comprises over 40 solicitors, paralegals and support staff and is led by a Legal 500 and Chambers rated partner. The department takes on a variety of work split across different teams, and this role will sit within either the property or landlord & tenant teams.

As a Paralegal you can expect an early level of client contact and file responsibility and will proactively handle your own caseload of residential landlord & tenant cases with the scope to expand this into other areas of litigation as you grow in competency. Cases can cover repossession, rent recovery and property damage from inception through to judgment and enforcement.

Your main tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Efficiently managing a caseload of insurance backed landlord & tenant litigation matters from start to finish, and possibly assisting in claims of a complex nature
  • Assessing prospects of success of claims initially and on an ongoing basis
  • Negotiating claims to a successful outcome through the most efficient and economic means
  • Taking ownership of customer problems until resolved, ensuring that a high standard of service is provided to the client at all times
  • Undertaking reasonable tasks as instructed by the Senior Associate
  • Assisting the Head of Department and leadership team as required
About You

We are looking for LLB/GDL/LPC graduates that can demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of property law and civil procedures
  • An excellent understanding of legal terminology and process so as to be able to competently run a caseload of litigation cases
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills and confidence in client care
  • Experience of using case management systems

DAS Law is an ambitious and innovative law firm. We operate as a fully independent firm whilst enjoying the significant benefit of sitting within the Munich Re/ERGO Group, and therefore being an integral part of the world’s largest insurance group. If you are keen to be part of our exciting future then we’d love to hear from you!

In addition to genuine development opportunities, we also offer a generous reward and benefits package including:

  • 25 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.