Motor and Casualty - Paralegals/Solicitors

Job Reference: DACB/TP/36/163
Number of Positions: 10
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Details: Full Time - Permanent. Part-time/flexible hours may be considered
Salary: Dependent on experience and performance at interview
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 29/06/2019
Practice Area: Claims Solutions - Motor
Role: Fee Earner
Sub-Cluster: CSG - Casualty
Location: Glasgow

Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft Scotland specialises in insurance litigation and professional indemnity, commercial dispute resolution, and real estate. From our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the team extends the reach of the firm into the Scottish jurisdiction, offering seamless cross-border services for our clients in the UK. We offer clients deep local market knowledge in Scotland backed by full national and international support from across the firm.

Due to continued growth, the Glasgow Claims Solutions team are looking to recruit  solicitors and paralegals of all levels, both qualified and non-qualified, both for Scottish claims and for England & Wales claims, to join their expanding Motor and Casualty teams.

Ideal candidates will have a litigation background. Previous experience of handling volume motor or casualty claims is preferable but not essential.

Main Responsibilities

Reporting to the team manager, you will be working in a team dedicated to the defence of motor or casualty claims. 

  • You will have a varied caseload of litigated claims with an appropriate level of supervision.
  • You will act as a point of contact for clients
  • You will provide a timely, professional and high-quality service to clients, in strict adherence to the Service Level agreements.
  • Effectively running the file to ensure deadlines are met and cases managed proactively to conclusion
  • You will be responsible for managing all financial aspects of your caseload, including billing, WIP and debt management and accuracy and timeliness of management reporting and information.
  • You will be required to handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.
  • Engaging with clients where appropriate to maximise opportunities to meet and build rapport with clients, at all times acting as an ambassador of the firm
  • Contribute to Business Development and client relationship activity in support of the Client Relationship Partner where required
  • Responsibility for ongoing personal development, including maintaining and growing technical expertise through involvement in the Claims Solutions Group Academy and through reading appropriate publications.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You should have knowledge and experience of handling  Scottish and/or English & Welsh motor or casualty claims.
  • A defender background/experience is preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working within a pressurised and deadline driven environment with the ability to prioritise work effectively. 
  • Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues
  • A high level of personal compliance with firm protocols and procedures
  • Good legal knowledge relevant to their area of expertise
  • Good organisation skills, able to work to deadlines, prioritise own workload and meet conflicting demands
  • An ability to adopt a commercial perspective to legal issues. High standard of written and oral communication skills
  • Confident negotiator
  • Able to produce work to a high standard, with excellent attention to detail and concern for quality of service
  • Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team
  • Excellent relationship and client handling skills. Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues

About The Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK’s largest shopping centres and act for 9 of the UK’s top 10 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 155 Chambers UK 2019 practice area and individual lawyer rankings, including 30 rankings at 'Band 1' level. 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. In March 2018, we were named as one of Legal Week's Best Legal Advisors for the third year running, achieving category-leading satisfaction scores for our commercial approach, service delivery, quality of legal advice, communication & responsiveness and overall relationships.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

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.