Associate/Paralegal

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

We are recruiting for an Associate/Paralegal (dependent on experience) to join our Litigation and Dispute Management (LDM) team.

Our LDM team comprises over 40 solicitors, paralegals and support staff and is led by a Legal 500 and Chambers rated partner.  The LDM team undertakes a wide range of litigation work, at all Court and Tribunal levels and encourages an early level of client contact and file responsibility.  The team is a hardworking and exceptionally friendly unit which lives the DAS values with a dedication to mutual respect, continuous improvement and client care. 

In the past years the LDM team has experienced significant growth aided by internal promotions and lateral hires.  The team is now looking to further bolster its expertise and capabilities and is seeking outstanding candidates for a role as an Associate/Paralegal within the Property sector of the LDM team.

In this role you will benefit from:

  • working on a wide variety of property based litigation and dispute management matters including small claims, fast track and multi-track claims and defences on behalf of a range of clients from private individuals to businesses;
  • exposure to a range of complex legal issues including nuisance, trespass, negligence and property damage; and
  • responsibility for all claim stages, from inception to conclusion, including drafting of statements of case and witness statements, negotiation, mediation and trial.
About You

We would like to hear from Solicitors, LLB/GDL or LPC graduates, ILEX, or those with equivalent experience who can demonstrate:

  • A comprehensive working knowledge of property law and Civil Procedure;
  • Experience of running a significant case load with appropriate supervision;
  • Outstanding client care skills;
  • Experience of case management and financial management and an understanding of the drivers behind a profitable and successful business; and
  • A confident telephone manner with the ability to deal with clients who may be distressed and emotional due to the circumstances they find themselves in.

In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and a benefits package to include:   

  • 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.