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Solicitor - Commercial Litigation (Insurance Recovery)

Job Introduction

Due to continued growth DAC Beachcroft’s Glasgow office are seeking to recruit two solicitors (ideally 0-2 PQE) for a commercial litigation role. This is an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to undertake a varied caseload of both Pursuer and Defender work in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session (ordinary and commercial court). The role would also involve dealing with arbitrations and mediations. 

As well as a good work life balance we offer a good remuneration package (which includes private medical insurance amongst other benefits and an extremely competitive bonus scheme) alongside real opportunity for growth and progression.

Our specialist property recovery team in Glasgow comprises a Partner, an Associate, four Solicitors, eight Paralegals and four Trainee Solicitors. There is a permanent position available and a fixed term contract position.

To ask any additional questions or to discuss the role confidentially then please feel free to contact me on scarterbarford@dacbeachcroft.com. We will be able to then schedule a call.

Role Responsibility

  • Reporting to the partner and associate.
  • Manage a personal and team caseload under supervision.
  • Act as a point of contact for clients in relation to Scottish claims, demonstrating an in-depth level of knowledge and skill.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Have an LLB (Hons) and have completed the Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Be highly organised and a confident negotiator and communicator with an outstanding eye for detail.
  • Have expertise in commercial litigation generally, with demonstrable experience in managing a large and varied caseload in the Scottish courts.
  • Have excellent relationship and client handling skills. Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues.  Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.
  • Be proactive with a tenacious approach to identifying issues and solving problems.
  • Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in 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 all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

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.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  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.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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