NQ Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
13 Feb 2019
14 Apr 2019
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Core responsibilities

The role is to work within the Commercial & Household Recoveries team. This is predominantly a claimant based role.

Depending on workloads in the team the candidate will be asked to undertake:

• General recoveries tasks consisting of predominantly investigatory work on all fast and multi-track files.
• Investigating liability on a variety of general recoveries claims, ranging from escapes of water, flooding, impact and fire damage etc. 
• Handling their own case load, including negotiating quantum and settlement of damages with third parties
• Obtaining witness statements; contacting relevant parties to obtain salient documents; drafting letters of claim, issuing proceedings, disclosure, instructing Counsel/experts, progressing a file through to Trial.

The candidate will:

• Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft LLP protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files. 
• Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year. 
• Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols.

Key skills

The candidate should:

• be an NQ Solicitor or CILEX and have a minimum of 2 years litigation experience.
• Be interested in and preferably have a basic understanding of general contract and tort;
• Be interested in and willing to learn insurance property damage law;
• Be interested in and willing to learn the technical aspects of construction and property investigation as required for the role
• Be change oriented, with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives.
• Be IT literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and previous knowledge or experience of a case management system would be an advantage but not essential.
• Willingness to follow a process driven system, working within set parameters.
• Be team orientated, with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.
• Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to claims settlement.

The team

The CSG Property team provides solutions to the Insurance property recovery sectors. Our specialist property and recovery team provides expert and practical advice over a range of areas:
• Public Liability / Property Damage claims 
• Property subsidence 
• Property recovery
• Fraud recovery
• Credit hire recovery
• Motor recovery

CSG Property is expanding:

• General property recoveries (fire, escape of water, impact of vehicles into property etc) 
• Subsidence mitigation (involving bringing legal proceedings where necessary to mitigate damage to property caused by third party trees, failed foundations, failed underpinning, escape of water etc) 
• Motor recoveries (involving recoveries against negligent third parties for causing damage to motor vehicles) and 
• Costs involving negotiating legal costs

About the firm

With over 2,400 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.

We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

In Legal 500 UK, 2018, the firm received top tier ranking for 32 of its practice areas and 59 practice areas in the top two tiers.

Chambers UK 2019 awarded our partners and professionals with 95 leading lawyer rankings and 60 rankings in 30 distinct practice areas. Sixteen practice areas and fourteen of our lawyers are named in Chambers' elite 'Band 1' rank.

Application Details

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

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