Graduate Academy

Location:
Bristol
06 Mar 2020
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Litigation and Dispute Management
About The Role

DAS Law Graduate Academy (Commencing September 2020)

The Opportunity

We have a great opportunity for ambitious law graduates to join us and become qualified legal professionals through a modern, alternative route into the profession. This dynamic and forward thinking approach will enable you to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive through practical working experience, without the uncertainties of securing a traditional training contract or the expense of the Legal Practice Course.

The Role

You will work in a supportive, ambitious and fun environment and you will be given early responsibility to develop your legal skills.

After three years, you will have achieved the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma qualification with the expectation of building your career with us.

This role is remunerated with a starting salary of £20,500 together with an exceptional package of additional benefits.

The Firm

DAS Law is an ambitious and innovative law firm occupying offices in the heart of Bristol.  We have over 250 employees and are driven by a strong values culture. 

DAS Law enjoys the significant benefit of sitting within the Munich Re/ERGO Group, and therefore is an integral part of the world’s largest insurance group.

Our core legal departments are:

  • Employment and Commercial
  • Litigation and Dispute Management
  • Personal Injury
  • Legal Advice

As well as working within these core departments we can offer the opportunity for our graduates to spend time within DAS UK’s commercial legal team.

Click on the link below to learn more about DAS Law and our Graduate Academy:

Graduate Academy


About You

You will be a highly motivated graduate committed to developing a career in law.  You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.  You will have an ability to empathise, think logically, and listen, and the aptitude to quickly develop a good understanding of the law.  

Entry requirements:

The Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship is a progression option for people holding a qualifying law degree – LLB 2:2 or above.

Please note, those who have already completed the Legal Practice or Bar Professional Training Course will not be eligible for this apprenticeship.

To apply:

You will need to upload one document/file including your CV and a covering letter of no more than 250 words explaining why you would like to be considered for our Graduate Academy together with an indication of which core legal department you would like to work in.

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th March 2020 and we will be holding assessment centres the week commencing 30th March 2020.

If you have any queries please email recruitment@das.co.uk to discuss further.
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.