Paralegal

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

We are recruiting for a Paralegal to join DAS UK Group as part of our Litigation and Dispute Management (LDM) department. Based in the centre of Bristol, our LDM team comprises over 40 solicitors, paralegals and support staff and is led by a Legal 500 and Chambers rated partner.

In the past few years the department has experienced significant growth aided by internal promotions. As such, we are now looking to further bolster the team’s expertise and capabilities and are seeking candidates who are keen to gain early file responsibility and client contact.

As a Paralegal you can expect to proactively handle a varied caseload across a range of different types of contract disputes, mostly consumer but some commercial. These are predominately small claims up to £10,000 in value with the opportunity to progress to some low value Fast Track cases as you build upon your knowledge and experience. In addition, you can expect to assess prospects of success, draft and prepare pleadings, court applications (with Counsel’s assistance where appropriate) and litigate cases through to trial where necessary, whilst providing confident and clear advice to a diverse range of clients including individuals and companies.

This is a great opportunity to join a hard-working and friendly team which lives the DAS values with a dedication to mutual respect, continuous improvement and client care and places a real emphasis on creating opportunities to promote lawyers from within the team.

About You

We would like to hear from LLB/GDL or LPC graduates, ILEX or those with equivalent experience, with an interest in developing their legal skills and who can demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of contract law and civil procedures. No experience in handling contract law disputes cases and of litigation procedure is required however applicants are expected to be competent in contract law principles and have knowledge of litigation and the CPR;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • A confident telephone manner;
  • Accurate and concise letter writing abilities;
  • Excellent client care skills; and
  • A strong commitment to client care and quality of work to ensure a seamless customer experience.

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 (2.5% employee / 6% employer) 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 Cyclescheme and season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including an employee Health Cash Plan and a range of free weekly exercise classes (dependent on your office location)
  • 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

At DAS we support flexible working and would be open to discuss flexible working options. 


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.