Paralegal

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Personal Injury team based in Bristol on a permanent basis. As a Paralegal you will be responsible for handling a caseload of RTA injury claims which will be made up of a mixture of MOJ portal personal injury claims from inception to completion.

The personal injury department at DAS Law is one of the biggest claimant departments in the region.  The range of work covered in the department is varied and divided across our four dedicated teams – Motor Portal, Fast-Track Litigation, Non-Motor and Multi-Track Unit.

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. 

As a Paralegal, your main tasks will include:

  • Handling a case load of MOJ Portal personal injury claims from inception to completion with minimal supervision by taking all steps to bring claims to a successful conclusion;
  • reviewing cases upon initial receipt, assessing quantum and the prospects of success of the claim;
  • making initial contact with clients on receiving initial instructions;
  • assessing a client’s injuries and arranging medical appointments with experts;
  • arranging treatment and quantifying claims upon receipt of the relevant evidence;
  • preparing papers for Stage 3 Hearings and Infant Approval
  • submitting files for closure when appropriate –if, for example, there is no prospect of success;
  • reviewing special damages and ensuring that appropriate evidence is obtained;
  • ensuring that paper and electronic files are maintained in a good secure order;
  • recording time appropriately and maximising costs recovery;
  • handling claims to a successful conclusion promptly and in accordance with the Claims Handling Model if appropriate;
  • ensuring that proper attendance notes are kept of all telephone calls and perusals handled by you and that all attendance notes are made promptly;
  • complying with the Company’s closure procedure at the completion of a claim; and
  • ensuring limitation dates and Court deadlines are complied with and diarised appropriately.
About You

As a key member of the team you will have:

  • Experience handling your own case load of Claimant personal injury cases in a legal or insurance environment;   
  • procedural knowledge and practical experience of handling a case load of MOJ portal personal injury claims which arise out of road traffic accidents, to include motor cycle accident claims;
  • excellent client care skills;
  • knowledge of CFA funding and ATE insurance (desirable); and
  • knowledge of LVI and Fraud RTA claims (advantageous).

In return for your commitment you will receive ongoing training and development and will have continuous support and coaching to help you excel in your role.

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.