Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Department:
Litigation and Dispute Management
About The Role

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Solicitor/ FILEX (NQ), to join the Commercial/Complex Litigation team in Bristol on a 12 month secondment. The successful candidate can expect to handle a varied caseload of civil/commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes and potentially some professional negligence disputes, under the supervision of a Senior Associate.

The main tasks of the role will include:

  • Taking control of a range of commercial litigation and/or professional negligence claims;
  • Assisting Senior Members of the team with their larger cases;
  • assessing prospects of success quickly and accurately in new cases that might be factually dense and/or legally complex;
  • providing confident and clear advice to a diverse range of clients (including individuals, SMEs and large companies);
  • drafting and preparing all necessary pleadings (with Counsel’s assistance where appropriate) and litigating cases, where necessary, in both Fast and Multi Track;
  • resolving claims via a range of ADR methods including mediation and negotiation;
  • becoming involved in business development alongside the team leader to win new mandates in the insurance and wider market; and
  • demonstrating a commercial awareness in the resolution of cases and working with the wider team to streamline processes and procedures in order to maximise revenue and profitability.

About You

We are looking for qualified Solicitors/FILEX (NQ) who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of working within the commercial litigation sphere advising on a broad range of cases including contract disputes and/or professional negligence cases;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Experience (ideally) of arbitration, adjudication, mediation and litigation;
  • An understanding of what is required to provide an excellent service to a diverse range of clients;
  • Experience of working in a busy environment and dealing with complex issues quickly and efficiently;
  • An interest in developing your range of legal skills and area of specialism and a commitment to client care and the quality of their work; and
  • An interest in business development and a willingness to work with the team leader to develop new areas of work.

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.