Practice Area: Motor

Recruitment Partner: Amanda McDonald

Office: Preston

Reference: 24897/AM

We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times.

We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction.

With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success.

The Role

We are seeking applications from candidates with strong academics at degree level or above and, or who hold relevant experience ideally in MOJ portal (stage 1,2 or 3) or small claims cases. We will consider candidates who have Motor pre-litigated or litigated experience either on the Claimant or Defendant side. 

We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in motor insurance work, who is a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.

Main Function

To progress litigated and or Pre-litigated cases, under supervision, to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients whilst providing and maintaining management information under the terms of the client service level agreement.

Main Duties

  • Action all cases in line with practice group/client service standards and protocols.
  • Use of the Case Management system and / or use of standard documentation wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency.
  • Proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing legal technical knowledge.
  • Analyse risk and develop sound judgement to justify decisions in the management of cases.
  • Prioritise work efficiently and effectively to ensure client service level agreements and deadlines are met.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with pre-litigated or litigated Motor claims or have the desire to learn about these cases. If you have experience of small claims it would be beneficial but not essential.  We will also consider applications from Law graduates seeking their first paralegal role.

This is a great opportunity to establish or progress your career in a highly successful top 20 Law firm.

We are passionate about our commitment to corporate social responsibility with the opportunity to make a real difference; our current team have recently been involved in events from sky diving to cake baking to help raise funds for our chosen charities.

At the end of each month you are also invited to join us for Fridge Friday where you have the opportunity to meet up with your colleagues for a refreshing drink or two on us!

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles2016 to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

To apply, please click 'apply now' and provide the job reference number 24897/AM

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Amanda McDonald on amanda.mcdonald@dwf.law

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