Associate

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

We have a new opportunity to join DAS Law as an Associate  on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract in the Personal Injury department, 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.

In this role you will be part of our Multi Track team based in central Bristol and will be responsible for running a caseload of complex multi track personal injury claims including; RTA, Occupiers Liability, Employers Liability and Public Liability.  


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

  • Reviewing cases upon transfer and assessing the prospects of the claim succeeding;
  • obtaining evidence (including medical evidence) to address complex issues;
  • making initial contact with clients on receiving initial instructions;
  • assessing prospects of success on each claim allocated to you;
  • submitting files for closure when appropriate, if for example, there is no prospect of success;
  • ensuring that proper attendance notes are kept of all telephone calls handled and of all perusals;
  • assessing quantum and prospects of success for cases under your conduct;
  • recording time appropriately and maximising costs recovery;
  • taking all steps to bring claims to a successful conclusion promptly and in accordance with the Claims Handling model if appropriate;
  • complying with the company’s closure procedure at the completion of a claim;
  • ensuring that all limitation dates and Court deadlines are complied with and properly diarised; and
  • assisting other Fee Earners and your Team Leader as directed from time to time by your supervising Team Leader.
 
About You

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

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of handling your own caseload in a team environment consisting of non-litigated and litigated Claimant personal injury cases;
  • demonstrable experience of handling Employers Liability, Occupiers Liability, Public Liability and RTA cases (predominately motorcycle accident claims).
  • experience of handling cases in which liability is denied, there are high Client Care issues and complaints generated transfers ;
  • a good working knowledge of the CPR and litigation tactics, as well as the ability to run a caseload containing a high proportion of litigated cases; and
  • knowledge of LVI and Fraud RTA claims (desirable).

We believe in recruiting the best to work for us which is why we will commit to offering you a competitive and excellent reward package when starting with us which will include;

  • 25 days holiday
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group legal protection for all
  • Motor or Home Emergency Assistance support
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
  • Membership of our Sports and Social club which includes discounted events such as theatre, wine tasting or shopping trips!

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.