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Paralegal – 6 months FTC – Property Recoveries - Glasgow

Job Introduction

Due to continued growth, DAC Beachcroft is looking to appoint a paralegal for a commercial litigation role.  This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a varied caseload of both Pursuer and Defender work in the Sheriff Court (simple procedure and ordinary cause). The majority of the team are based in the Glasgow area however being Glasgow based is not a requirement.

 

The role sits within our specialist property damage team in Glasgow, which comprises a Partner, five Solicitors, seven Paralegals and six Trainee Solicitors. There are regular social and responsible business events organised for all lawyers at DAC Beachcroft to attend, not to mention the opportunity to get involved in our inclusion and diversity networks.

 

As well as offering high levels of flexibility and a great work life balance, we offer a well-rounded remuneration package (which includes private medical insurance, income protection insurance and discounted gym membership, amongst many other benefits) alongside real opportunities for growth and progression. We actively encourage colleagues to make use of our professional funding scheme to complete legal or business qualifications relevant to your role.

 

At DAC Beachcroft our Flex Forward policy means that we have relaxed core hours and colleagues are able to flex their hours across the day and week. For more information please review the following link - https://jobs.dacbeachcroft.com/whats-in-it-for-you/

 

There are regular in person and remote social events organised for colleagues at DAC Beachcroft , not to mention the opportunity to get involved in a range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) activities, including volunteering or becoming an ally for one of our inclusion and diversity or business network groups.

 

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, which aligns closely to our cultural principles (Determined, Clear, Creative and Supportive).  If you are excited about this role and being part of our culture, but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Role Responsibility

With an appropriate level of supervision general recoveries undertaking predominantly small claims litigation with task based work on simple procedure and ordinary cause claims.

 

  • Task based activities on claims for solicitors, carrying out preliminary investigations and evidence gathering.
  • Drafting letters and reports to clients.
  • Negotiating damages and legal expenses with third party loss adjusters, insurers and solicitors.
  • Research tasks and analysis of documents in order to provide advice to other team members or direct to clients.
  • Enforcement of judgements against third parties.
  • Working on cases which are predominantly Pursuer in nature, but which may include managing a range of Defender claims.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Preferably have a minimum of a degree in Law (LLB or equivalent) or Paralegal qualification.
  • Be highly organised and a confident communicator with an outstanding eye for detail.
  • Be interested in and preferably have a basic understanding of general contract and delict.
  • Be IT literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and previous knowledge or experience of a case management system would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Be team orientated, with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.
  • Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to claims settlement

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