Motor Damage Defendant Litigator
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 have several new and exciting opportunities available within our Defendant Motor Damage Litigation team, suitable for experienced claims handlers, as well as for those looking for their first litigation role!
These roles are offered on a full time and permanent basis (Hybrid Working), and can be based from our Bromley, Birmingham or Bristol office.
Reporting to a Team Leader, you will be a part of a small and successful team, defending litigated motor damage claims from receipt of proceedings to settlement or final hearing.
What you will be doing
Responsible for managing cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion within service levels and to a targeted outcome.
Drafting defences, witness statements and instructing counsel where appropriate.
Reviewing evidence and making offers to settle where appropriate.
Delivering clear, accurate and succinct advice within relevant timescales and to manage a portfolio of litigated cases.
Staying abreast of case law and practice.
What we are looking for
Law degree or experience in Motor Claims, either from Legal or insurance background is preferred, however any experience can be considered.
Analytical skills to be able to interpret information and identify issues.
Ability to work under pressure.
Experience of collaborating within a high performing team
Must be able to use own initiative and prioritise to ensure deadlines are met.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Flexible and adaptable.
Enthusiastic and passionate about getting the right outcome.
An appetite for learning and driving on development.
Location: Bromley (BR1 1DP), Birmingham (B3 2NU) or Bristol (BS1 6JX)
Home Working: Hybrid model (2 days in the office, 3 days from home)
Working hours: 35 hour per week (Monday - Friday)
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 recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer such excellent benefits designed to suit you as and when you need them:
9% Private Pension
50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
EV car scheme allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
Buy as you earn share scheme
Employee discounts and cashback
Plus many more
Life at Direct Line Group
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.