Senior Contracts Solicitor
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.
Our team of Solicitors is growing! The team are taking on more responsibilities which means we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Contracts Solicitor to join us based from our Bristol office, on full-time and permanent basis.
You will act for clients on contract, negligence and inheritance disputes, managing conduct of the claims from the initial assessment stage through to final hearing and beyond to enforcement where appropriate.
What we are looking for:
A Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of 3 or 4 years PQE
Experience in dealing with Contract, Negligence and Inheritance claims
Ability to work with the wider team and help upskill individuals in technical/complex matters
Ability to work well under pressure with high attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively with clients, stakeholders and peers.
Experience of using a Case Management System
What you’ll be doing:
You will provide accurate and clear legal advice, managing clients’ expectations, explaining decisions and the steps in the claims process clearly and succinctly; always ensuring the fair treatment of clients
Take all reasonable steps to settle claims and recover costs.
Record time spent accurately and maintain accurate system records.
Identify learning & development needs and opportunities for self and wider team progression.
Support the strategic development of department best practice, product performance, and the customer experience through continuous improvement initiatives, you will be supported in generating new ideas with all ideas welcomed and encouraged.
Contract: Permanent, 35hrs a week
Home Working: Hybrid model (2 days in the office, 3 days at home)
What we'll give you:
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.