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Employment Litigator

The Core, Bristol, BS1 6JX
Full time
The role

At DLG Legal Services, our mission is to make law easy and accessible to everyone. As part of the Direct Line Group, we provide legal services to over 50,000 DLG customers each year. Customers can access our legal Adviceline team and our growing list of services includes personal injury, employment, property, inheritance, and contract litigation. We also support our parent group, litigating on their behalf.

Who are we looking for?

We are now looking to recruit an Employment Litigator into our Bristol team on a full time, permanent basis. In our Bristol office we have a team of litigators acting for customers on a broad range of employment disputes.

What will you be doing?

The role involves handling a mixed caseload of employment claims of varying degrees of complexity. You will be taking initial instructions, providing clear and accurate legal advice while promptly progressing claims in a timely manner. The whole process will be done in line with the terms of the client’s legal expenses insurance policy.

What will be your responsibility?

  • You will act for clients on the full range of employment disputes, handle conduct of the claims from the initial assessment stage through to final hearing and beyond to enforcement where appropriate.
  • You will provide accurate and clear legal advice, handle clients’ expectations and explain decisions and the steps in the claims process clearly and succinctly.
  • You will deliver a professional service to clients by providing timely and accurate advice, as well as handling their expectations.
  • You will apply a consistent approach to assessing the legal merits of claims.
  • Your responsibility will be to record time spent accurately and maintain accurate system records
  • You will identify and own and handle the risks involved in running our business appropriate to the role. This will be kept in line with the relevant risk framework and in compliance with all DLG Legal Services policies and procedures and the SRA Code of Conduct at all times.
  • You will lead your learning & development needs and opportunities for self-progression.
  • You will work together with colleagues to build relationships with other departments and suppliers.
  • You will support the strategic development of department standard methodology, product performance, and the customer experience through continuous improvement initiatives.

What skills are required?

  • You will need to have experience in handling a caseload of employment claims.
  • You will either need to be a Solicitor, Legal Executive or a Paralegal with relevant experience.
  • A deep understanding of employment law and Employment Tribunal procedure is essential.
  • An experience of dealing with Legal Expenses Insurance-funded claims would also be desirable but not essential.

Hours: 35 hours per week (Mon-Fri), standard working hours 9am -5pm but some flexible working can be arranged on request.

Salary: Depending on up to £34600 per annum + up to 10% bonus

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.