Legal Assistant

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
About The Role

DAS Law is recruiting for a Legal Assistant to join our Litigation & Dispute Management team in central Bristol.

This role will involve working with a team of Legal Assistants to provide administrative & basic fee-earning support to the wider Litigation & Dispute Management department, a busy team made up of around 45 fee-earners.

This is an exciting time to join an ambitious and innovative law firm that lives the DAS values with a dedication to mutual respect, continuous improvement and client care.

In addition to the above, you can expect to provide administrative support to the team including;

  • Opening new files and allocating these to the relevant team;
  • Copying documents and preparing court bundles;
  • Assisting with disclosure;
  • Preparing and sending standard letters to clients;
  • Dealing effectively and efficiently with the financial aspects of cases, including billing, paying invoices and liaising with Counsel and experts on fees;
  • Handling any other routine duties delegated by fee earners in the management of their cases.
About You

We would like to hear from candidates with experience in a similar position (ideally assisting in handling caseloads in a Legal environment) who can demonstrate:

  • Organisation skills in order to manage a busy schedule of tasks delegated to the Legal Assistant team;
  • Ability to produce consistently high quality and accurate work;
  • Commitment to paying attention to detail;
  • Team working skills, willing to step in and help colleagues;
  • Willing to take on a broad range of tasks including letter writing, bundling and a range of administrative support functions; and
  • An ability to develop expertise to take on a basic fee earning function in due course

As well as joining a supportive and fun environment which will encourage dedication and hard work whilst also offering the opportunity to engage in a wide range of social and sporting activities, you will benefit from:

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days;
  • A Company pension scheme 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 Cycle scheme and season ticket loans;
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes; (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests;
  • 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; and
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips.
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.