All Locations
Bristol
Vacancy Type
Permanent

About The Role

DAS Law (part of ARAG UK) are seeking an Associate to join our friendly and growing Volume Litigation Department.

This is an excellent opportunity to proactively handle a caseload of personal and commercial contract cases for both Claimants and Defendants. The successful application can expect a caseload of largely Fast Track value cases, together with some complex Small Claims.

Within this role, you can expect to handle cases from receipt of instructions, through to negotiation of settlements. You’ll be required to litigate where necessary and progress the case through all stages of the litigation process.

Providing an excellent customer service to all clients of DAS Law is essential, whilst approaching claims management efficiently and with the necessary commercial awareness. As you’ll be joining a growing team you may be required to support junior colleagues.

This is a progressive and fast-paced role and will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to get involved with a diverse range of litigation and dispute management

About You

We are keen to hear from candidates with previous experience and sound knowledge of contract law and the Civil Procedure Rules. You will have experience of the litigation process and issuing court proceedings for Fast Track value cases on the Damages Claims Portal.

Excellent communications skills are key, and you will have the ability to adapt your style of communication to ensure excellent client care. You will be able to demonstrate a commercial awareness and understanding of wider business targets, as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Whilst nota supervision role, we would be keen to hear from anyone who wishes to develop technical supervision skills.

Ideally you will hold relevant qualifications (LLB/LPC/ILEX/GDL or equivalent) but this is not essential.

As a team we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. Our people are encouraged to think independently and to take ownership of their work. You will be agile in the way that you work and adaptable to change. In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package, including:

  • 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
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme
  • 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

Whilst this is a full-time position, at ARAG UK we support flexible working and are happy to discuss flexible working options.

If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the criteria listed above.

About The Company

ARAG UK has been helping businesses and individuals gain access to justice for over 40 years. It’s our founding principle to enable everybody, not just those who can afford it, to assert their legal rights.

Thousands of businesses and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that ARAG UK are paying their legal bills. Our businesses include a legal expenses insurance company and a law firm with many opportunities in both areas.

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 in areas such as;

  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation & Dispute Management
  • Employment
  • Business & Commercial

We believe these are exciting times for DAS Law as part of the wider ARAG UK 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 (SQE/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 a generous reward and benefits package.

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