Paralegal

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Department:
Law - Personal Injury
About The Role

We are recruiting for a Paralegal on a 12 month fixed term contract to be part of the DAS Law Personal Injury team in Bristol. The team comprises of a Senior Associate who has responsibility for 13 fee earners and a fee earner support.  The team is focussed on litigating cases where it has not been possible to reach a settlement with the Third Party Insurer, or cases involving complexity. These files need to be assessed for merit and quantum, progressed to litigation and settlement thereafter.

Your main tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Running a case load of small claims, fast track and multi-track litigation files in relation to uninsured losses, insurer subrogated loss and hire charges arising from road traffic accidents;
  • dealing with claims covering both fast track and multi-track values with the majority of the caseload being of fast track value;
  • assessing prospects of success (whether in relation to liability or quantum disputes); and demonstrating the ability to successfully conclude the dispute whilst bearing proportionality in mind.
About You

We would like to hear from solicitors or candidates with equivalent experience, who are looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, modern and supportive environment.

As a key member of the team you will have:

  • At least 1 years’ experience working within a volume litigation environment, with experience of pursuing hire claims;
  • demonstrable experience of handling both fast track and multi-track claims to trial, including dealing with costs budgeting, advocacy (such as case management hearings) and enforcement;
  • the ability to take on a case load of existing claims some of which will be litigated and be able to demonstrate experience of handling a challenging caseload;
  • good knowledge of CPR and litigation tactics, with the ability to adopt to the changing nature of litigated work;
  • an excellent understanding of relevant statutory provisions and case law in respect of liability and quantum, particularly around the quantification on hire claims; and
  • excellent organisational and deadline management 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.