Legal Assistant

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

We have an exciting new role for a Legal Assistant to join our Personal Injury department in Bristol on a permanent basis where you will assist a team of Litigators in handling a caseload of litigated personal injury claims.

Working in a team environment you will provide all forms of administrative support to the team including; calls to clients, medical agencies and insurers to chase correspondence, resolving ledger queries, dealing with routine client issues and general tasks such as collating Court paperwork and trial bundles. In addition you can expect to support the team with cost matters.

As a Legal Assistant your main duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting a team of litigators handling personal injury claims from inception to conclusion and ensuring all steps are taken to bring claims to a successful conclusion as quickly as possible;
  • Making contacts with clients as required;
  • Liaising with medical agencies to obtain medical evidence in a timely manner;
  • Supporting fee earners with settling files and 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 by you and that all attendance notes are made promptly;
  • Chasing of third party insurers/police/client’s insurers to obtain documentation for litigators to form an assessment of liability;
  • Ensuring that paper and electronic files are maintained in good order;
  • Logging and scanning incoming post;
  • 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;
  • Ensuring that all limitation dates and Court deadlines are complied with and properly diarised;
  • Assisting other Fee Earners as directed from time to time; and
  • Identifying, diarising and complying with applicable time limits and assisting in ensuring compliance with court directions.

About You

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • Experience of a role as a legal assistant, ideally with assisting in handling caseloads of Claimant personal injury cases in a team environment;
  • excellent client care skills, be able to work as a team, pay attention to detail and be highly organised; and
  • an understanding of CFA funding and ATE Insurance is an advantage but not essential.
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.