Paralegal

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

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Paralegal to join DAS Law in our Personal Injury (Catastrophic Injury) department on a full time permanent basis. DAS Law is an ambitious and innovative law firm occupying offices in the heart of Bristol, just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads station. We operate as a fully independent firm while enjoying the significant benefit of sitting within the Munich Re/ERGO Group, and therefore being an integral part of the world’s largest insurance group.

This is a great opportunity to join a law firm which boosts genuine opportunities for career development. Whether you are just starting your career in law, are a solicitor or have considerable legal experience, this position will suit someone who is looking to develop both professionally and personally.

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

  • Assisting designated Associates with their caseloads, working on all elements of litigated and non-litigated work in conjunction with the Associate;
  • Carrying a small caseload of your own which may include RTA or EL/PL cases;
  • Drafting schedules of past and future loss, draft care statements/witness statements and draft letters of advice to the claimant;
  • Assisting with the issue and service of court proceedings
  • Assisting with the preparation of cases for court hearings and trials
  • Gaining excellent working knowledge of the legal principles that are applicable to RTA and non-motor related accidents;
  • Preparing files to be costed; and
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of the cases within the team.

About You

We would like to hear from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of handling a case load of claimant personal injury cases in a team environment;
  • Excellent legal analytical skills;
  • Organisational skills; flexibility; discipline in meeting and achieving deadlines and working well within tight timescales;
  • A familiarity with Case Management systems and a willingness to use them to their full potential;
  • The ability to interact well with clients;  and
  • Good typing skills and an ability to comply with case management procedures.

It is desirable but not essential if you have:

  • Knowledge of multi-track litigation – including costs budgeting and case management if possible;
  • Understanding of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets and their functionalities
  • Good working knowledge of the CPR

In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package including pension, access to gym membership, staff discounts, a recognition scheme for excellent performance, childcare vouchers and an active sports and social committee.


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.