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Job Title: CILEX/Solicitor-Subsidence
Work Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Claims Solutions – Property
Role: Solicitor
Location: Bristol

Core responsibilities

The role is to work within the Subsidence Team which is within the team's Commercial and Household Recoveries Team. The candidate would initially be focused purely on subsidence claims but may also be required to undertake general recoveries claims within CSG Property

The candidate will have a good background in litigation, running fast and multi-track claims to trial.

The candidate will also have to:

• Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files.
• Achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year.
• Handle confidential information in line with the firms' data security protocols.

Key skills

The candidate should:

• Be a CILEX or NQ Solicitor with litigation experience
• Exhibit excellence in analysing cases in detail;
• Be change oriented, with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives;
• Be IT literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office;
• Be team orientated, with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team;
• Display an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to claims settlement.

The candidate must have litigation experience in tort and/or contract claims.

The team

CSG Property is expanding within the subsidence team. This team deals with claims which occur following subsidence damage to properties caused by either trees, escape of water or failed foundations.Subsidence mitigation (involving bringing legal proceedings where necessary to mitigate damage to property caused by third party trees, failed foundations, failed underpinning, escape of water etc)

The team now seeks a FILEX or NQSolicitor to work on subsidence claims. The work is largely Claimant based with a significant proportion within the fast/multi track and most is funded on a CCFA basis.

The candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in marketing and client facing activities in order to build the business and his or her career. This is an expanding business with good opportunities for rapid career progression.

About the firm

With over 2,400 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.

We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

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.
Chambers UK 2019 awarded our partners and professionals with 95 leading lawyer rankings and 60 rankings in 30 distinct practice areas. Sixteen practice areas and fourteen of our lawyers are named in Chambers' elite 'Band 1' rank.

DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard.

Application Details

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
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