Associate

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

We are looking for an Associate to join our Employment Team in Bristol on a secondment for 12 months.  The 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 hardworking and supportive unit which lives the DAS values with a dedication to mutual respect, continuous improvement and client care.

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.
  • taking personal responsibility for identifying and raising continuous improvement ideas to create efficiencies to improve the client experience and manage risk.
About You

We would like to hear from candidates with previous litigation experience (typically gained through minimum 4+ years of conducting employment law cases) who can demonstrate the following knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent working knowledge of employment law and procedure with a minimum of 4 years’ experience;
  • case management and financial management experience;
  • the ability to adhere to the SRA Handbook; and
  • excellent client care skills
 
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.