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Solicitor - Specialist Liability

Job Introduction

The Specialist Liability  team advises insurers, public and private sector clients, charities and religious organisations in their defence of sensitive claims which carry the risk of damage to reputation.  Our National team advises  clients who are a mix of leading names in the insurance industry as well as household names in the private and charitable sectors.  Increasingly, the team is  involved in pre-emptive advice on these issues as well as dispute resolution.

Role Responsibility

This role is within the Newcastle Specialist Liability Team dealing with claims arising from allegations of sexual or physical abuse and failure to protect claims. The successful candidate would also deal with claims arising from breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Human Rights Act 1998. The applicant must have personal injury or clinical negligence litigation experience

Day to day responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:-

  • Sound file management- to include consistent and accurate: billing; management of WIP and file closures; completion of Management Information.
  • Dealing with clients’ case management systems
  • Participating in marketing and client training events where necessary.
  • Building relationships with client contacts at all levels (due to the nature of the work, contacts range from in house legal and insurance teams, insurers, human resources teams, line managers etc)
  • Handling confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols

The Ideal Candidate

  • This position is suitable for a solicitor with a minimum 5 years’ PQE,
  • Experience of working in a target driven commercial environment.
  • Excellent commercial awareness and an interest in broader business issues.
  • Ability  to provide commercially rounded advice to clients and view things from a business perspective.
  • Flexibility and pro-activity with an ability to adapt to rapid change, both internally and in the context of clients' businesses.
  • Team player with a collegiate approach to knowledge sharing and problem solving.
  • The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Good IT skills.

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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