Paralegal

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Personal Injury team on a permanent basis in central Bristol. The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing prospects and quantum and handling a caseload of pre-litigated Non-Motor personal injury claims on behalf of Claimants.

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 the team operates in a busy, thriving and friendly environment. The department encourages early responsibility, whilst ensuring that you benefit from appropriate supervision, mentoring and training.

This is a great opportunity to join an ambitious team with growth projected in the coming years that will enable real prospects for long term career advancement.

We are open to considering flexible working arrangements for this position. 

Your main tasks will include:

  • Handling a caseload of pre-litigated non-motor personal injury claims involving liability, causation and quantum disputes;
  • Drafting Claim Notification Forms and dealing with all aspects of the MOJ Portal, including the submission of Stage 2 Settlement Packs and Stage 3 Court Proceedings Packs;
  • Assessing prospects of success on each claim allocated to you;
  • Submitting files for closure where there is no prospects of success by complying with the companies closure procedure;
  • Quantifying general and special damages by reviewing medical evidence and disclosure;
  • Drafting schedules of past and future losses, to include care statements;
  • Ensuring that paper and electronic files are maintained in good order;
  • Recording time appropriately and maximising costs recovery;
  • Ensuring that proper attendance notes are kept of all communication handled by you;
  • Taking all steps to bring claims to a successful conclusion promptly and in accordance with the Claims Handling Model; and
  • Exhibiting high quality and efficient customer service with all external parties.
About You

As a Paralegal you will have:

  • Experience of handling your own case load of personal injury cases in a team environment, ideally Claimant EL/PL;
  • The ability to assess prospects of success across a whole host of personal injury claims;
  • Excellent working knowledge of the legal principles that are applicable to non-motor related accidents;
  • Knowledge of the online claims portal (essential);
  • A familiarity with Case Management systems and a willingness to use them to their full potential
  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent financial housekeeping and file management skills;
  • Demonstrable experience in quantifying General and Special Damages using appropriate case law and relevant sections of the Judicial College Guidelines; and
  • Some working knowledge of Employment Regulations; Highways Act; Occupiers Liability and Public Liability, is desirable but not essential.
 
In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and a benefits package to include:   
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location) and free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and 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.