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 Advice-line 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.
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Bristol based Litigation team as Employment Lawyer, on a full-time and permanent basis.
You will handle a mixed caseload of employment claims of varying degrees of complexity.
What you'll be doing:
You will be taking initial instructions, providing clear and accurate legal advice while progressing claims pro-actively and in a timely manner in line with the terms of the client’s legal expenses insurance policy.
Acting for clients on the full range of employment disputes, managing conduct of the claims from the initial assessment stage through to final hearing and beyond to enforcement where appropriate
Providing a professional service to clients by delivering timely and accurate advice, as well as managing expectations
What We Are Looking For:
Solicitor or Legal Executive, or have experience at an equivalent level
Experience of managing a caseload of employment claims
A good understanding of employment law and Employment Tribunal procedure is crucial
Experience of dealing with Legal Expenses Insurance-funded claims would also be desirable but not crucial
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5 (flexible)
Remote working: Hybrid model
Ways of Working
Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a ‘best of both worlds’ approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.
How much you’ll be in the office depends on your role, and we’ll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. You can find out more about our flexible working approach or please get in touch with the team to discuss.
We offer a variety of working arrangements – from how you divide the time you spend working at home and in the office, to flexibility in the hours you work.
These arrangements will depend on the type of role you do and the area of the business you work in. Speak to your hiring manager or recruiter to find out what’s possible in the role you’re applying for.
You can find out more about our approach to flexible working here.
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Life at DLG
Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we’re committed to making DLG a truly inclusive place to work.
We recognise and embrace that people work in different ways and we’ll always adapt as much as possible so you have the best and most comfortable working environment that we can offer. We know you’re more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, can bring real potential to DLG.
If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.