Paralegal

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

We are recruiting for a Paralegal to join our Litigation and Dispute Management (LDM) department in our Bristol Office.

DAS UK Group includes both a legal expense insurance company and a law firm – DAS Law. DAS Law specialises in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Litigation and Dispute Management (LDM), and Business and Commercial matters. We also offer our customers access to a legal advice line.

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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for proactively handling a caseload of consumer and commercial contract cases. and will assess the prospects of success of disputes, of a Fast and low end Multi Track value; and and act for clients, negotiate and litigate claims through the civil courts if necessary to trial. You will act for our clients, negotiating and  litigating claims through the civil court where necessary. Experience and sound knowledge of contract law and civil procedures is essential, including experience of running small claim value contract cases, and preferably some experience of fast track value cases. 

This is a customer facing role, so you will need to be articulate, confident and empathetic and have a passion for providing excellent customer service. You'll be a great communicator and be able to adapt your style to a range of communication needs.


About You

The  ideal candidate will demonstrate great leadership skills and be able to build appropriate capabilities in order to  to create a culture where people want to be and do their best. You'll also assist senior managers and will mentor and coach junior members of the team where required.

We’d like to hear from candidates with an LLB/LPC/ILEX/GDL or equivalent who are committed to growing their knowledge, able to act on their own initiative and work as part of a team.

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 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 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. We want our employees to achieve a work-life balance that works for them and are happy to consider 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.