Associate - Employment

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Law - Employment
About The Role

We are looking for an Associate to  join our Employment Team in Bristol.  The Employment Team comprises of over 30 Lawyers, paralegals and support staff split over two sites, one in Bristol and the other in Bedwas, South Wales. The Employment team undertakes a wide range of litigation work, advising on all aspects of employment law acting for both employees and employers and encourages an early level of client contact and file responsibility.  In addition to litigation, the team provides non contentious HR Support to several large commercial clients.

The team is a hard working and supportive unit which lives the DAS values with a dedication to mutual respect, continuous improvement and client care.  

Despite the employment market over the past years being volatile with the introduction of employment tribunal fees and the landmark decision of abolishing them, the department has remained buoyant due to its core business of legal expenses insurance work. The team is now looking to further bolster its expertise and capabilities to grow in the market of HR support and other non-contentious matters and is seeking outstanding candidates for the role of Associate.

In this role you will benefit from: 

  • Working on a wide variety of litigation matters both in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal acting for both employees and employers;
  • exposure to a range of complex legal issues including discrimination, equal pay, TUPE, unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and other contractual claims;
  • responsibility for all claim stages, from inception to conclusion, including drafting of pleadings, witness statements, direct client contact, advocacy, and negotiation;
  • advising commercial clients on non contentious matters including drafting of staff handbooks, contracts of employments and advising on internal matters such as grievances and disciplinaries; and a genuine and real ability to develop your role, expertise and career within the Employment team.
About You

You will be a hard-working and ambitious Solicitor or Legal Executive and be keen to work in a collaborative team environment.  You will be prepared to embrace our values and live these in your day to day working life. 

In addition:

  • You will be able to demonstrate outstanding client care skills and will be articulate and confident in your dealings with others; and
  • have a comprehensive working knowledge of employment law with at least a years’ experience dealing with employment cases; and 
  • you will have experience of case management and financial management and understand the drivers behind a profitable and successful business.

In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package.  You will join a supportive and fun environment which will encourage dedication and hard work whilst also offering the opportunity to engage in a wide range of personal and professional development activities

 
About The Company

DAS Law is an ambitious and innovative law firm occupying offices in the heart of Bristol and Bedwas, South Wales.  The firm operates as an independent firm whilst enjoying the significant benefit of being part of the DAS UK Group, which sits within the Munich Re/ERGO Group.

The firm has a clear strategic plan to grow revenue via its 10 year plan.  DAS Law already enjoys a significant income stream from DAS UK Group, a leading Legal Expenses Insurer, as well as plans well underway to grow additional revenue from the wider Munich Re and ERGO Group.  Over the coming years the firm will increase its income from the parent group whilst also targeting commercial and private client growth within the wider market.

DAS Law and DAS Group pride themselves on being values driven businesses.  The core values we adhere to are:

Respect – we respect the views of others and give regard to their opinions and feelings

Improve – we challenge the norm and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement

Go the extra mile – we strive to exceed expectations in our dealing with clients and colleagues

Honesty – we are honest and sincere in everything we do

Think client – our clients are our top priority and we strive for a successful outcome for them.

If you can live our values and share our ambition for progress and growth then we would be delighted to hear from you.

DAS UK is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people of all ages, ethnicities, religions or sexual orientations. DAS has been recognised as a Disability Confident Employer.

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