Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
About The Role

We have an exciting new opportunity to join DAS UK Group as an Associate in our Employment Team, in either our central Bristol or Bedwas (Caerphilly, South Wales) office. This is a 6 month Fixed Term contract. We are more than happy to discuss flexible working options, including part time hours and remote working. 

We are owned by the Munich Re/ERGO insurance group, and enjoy the considerable benefits of being part of one of the world’s largest insurance companies. Our core departments enjoy a regular supply of diverse and challenging litigation and employment instructions. In addition, we undertake work for our parent companies and for the wider legal market.

Who we are:

The Employment Team is made up of around 30 solicitors, paralegals and legal assistants. We are a dedicated and hard-working team and we work in a friendly environment with regular monthly social outings. We offer exceptional levels of responsibility and pride ourselves on our levels of supervision and internal career progression, including a detailed careers pathways programme. We have a strong values culture, which means you will be closely supported and mentored by your colleagues, learning to provide consistent and outstanding service to your clients

What do we do?

The Employment Team deals with all aspects of employment law including litigation and advisory work for both employees and employers. The type of work the team deals with on a day-to-day basis includes advising on unfair dismissal claims, discrimination and whistle blowing. The work is very varied and no one case is the same as another.

As well as acting for employees and employers during the litigation process we also provide advisory HR services, such as advising on employee handbooks and the drafting of employment contracts to support and guide businesses through the complexity of employment law requirements. The team also deals with its own advocacy

We encourage early responsibility with a real emphasis on creating opportunities to promote our lawyers from within the team. This means you will gain real “hands on” experience across a broad range of claims and defences and will become an expert on employment law and negotiation and settlement tactics.

About You

About You

We would like to hear from applicants with a minimum of 1 year’s employment litigation experience who can demonstrate the following knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of employment law and procedure;
  • The ability to independently run a caseload; and
  • Excellent client care skills.

We believe in recruiting the best to work for us which is why we will commit to offering you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package which will include:

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • Inclusion in our Health Cash Plan
  • 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
  • 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.