Trainee Solicitor

Location:
Bristol
Advertising End Date:
31 May 2019
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Department:
Law
About The Role

DAS Law Training Contract

Central Bristol or Bedwas, Caerphilly

We are on the lookout for our next generation of legal experts and aim to recruit 4 bright, ambitious and self-motivated candidates to embark on Training Contracts within DAS Law. The contract will be for a period of 2 years commencing in September 2019.

We are a progressive and vibrant law firm with over 200 people working across our two offices in central Bristol and Bedwas. You will join an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career in ways that traditional law firms cannot.


What does it involve?

As a Trainee Solicitor in DAS Law, you will be valued and respected as an individual. Treated as a lawyer from day one, you’ll enjoy early responsibility and will have the support and encouragement of our most Senior Lawyers and Management Team. By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment.

During the two years you’ll spend as a Trainee, you will complete four rotational seats across a variety of areas, such as:

  • Personal Injury litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Litigation and Dispute Management
  • Legal Advice (non-contentious)
  • Business & Commercial (non-contentious)
  • Risk & Compliance (non-contentious)


    We want to provide you with all the tools you need to excel in your future career and so, we are committed to developing your all-round skills. By the end of your training contract, you will be confident and proficient in:

  • Advocacy and Oral Presentation
  • Case and Transaction Management
  • Client Care and Practice Support
  • Communication Skills
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing and Advising
  • Legal Research
  • Negotiation

About You

What we look for and how to apply:

We are seeking talented Graduates with a Qualifying Law Degree or GDL who have already completed their LPC, or are due to complete the course by September 2019. You will be a highly motivated individual committed to developing a career in law. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.

To apply, please send us your CV and tell us what experience, skills and behaviours you can bring to this role by selecting "apply."

Once we have received your application we will issue you with a written exercise that will complete your application process. Your application will not be processed unless the written exercise is completed.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 31st May 2019. We will allow until Friday 7th June 2019 to submit your answer for the written exercise.

In order for us to consider your application you will have to be available to attend an assessment centre on the week commencing 1st July 2019 (Bristol) or week commencing 8th July 2019 (Bedwas). We will contact you as soon as possible after the closing date to inform you whether you have been selected to attend an assessment centre based on the strength of your application.

Please visit www.daslaw.co.uk if you have any further queries about our training contracts or for more information about our company.
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 like minded 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.