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Paralegal apprentice - claims solutions group, vehicle hire

DAC Beachcroft’s innovative early career development programmes offer unparalleled training opportunities. Join us, and you can expect the kind of support, collaborative culture and tailored development plan that will bring out the best in you so you can deliver high quality, bespoke work for our clients and achieve everything you want to in your career. As a paralegal apprentice with DAC Beachcroft, you will be on your way to a career in law and have a real alternative to university; you will earn a salary and have no university fees to pay. You will quickly learn how to work on live legal matters and have contact with clients. You won’t be thrown in at the deep end; your training will be carefully planned and you will work in a supportive team environment but will be doing a real job and contributing to the DAC Beachcroft business. As a paralegal apprentice you can expect to either be assisting lawyers with their matters or managing your own matters on less complex files, with close supervision.

Job description

DAC Beachcroft’s claims solutions group is the market-leading claims law firm, providing specialist claims, health, safety and environment and motor prosecutions services to insurers and corporate clients. We positively impact our clients’ bottom line through the delivery of the highest quality service, best case outcomes, and genuine value for money and differentiated services.

Our market leading vehicle hire and damage team works with over 40 insurance companies and self-insured corporates. The team deals with all aspects of defendant credit hire dispute resolution, providing an end to end solution. The team also provides pre-emptive advice on these issues whilst also assisting clients formulate their own strategies.

The vehicle hire and damage team deals with vehicle hire and damage claims from small track to multi track, including fraudulent vehicle hire and damage claims. Our team will also deal with liability, indemnity and associated losses including personal injury, credit repair and diminution.

The team has a progressive approach and a market leading reputation for not simply tackling the claims themselves from a litigation perspective, but also for tracking and analysing behaviours and trends with a view to providing insurers with bespoke strategies.

Typical tasks include liaising with clients and others; preparation and collation of correspondence of reports, legal and business research, and general administration duties such as maintaining an effective filing system.

DAC Beachcroft recognises and rewards hard work and therefore you can expect to start on a competitive salary and will be entitled to a number of benefits such as pension, life assurance, medical care, bike to work scheme, discounted gym membership and season ticket loans. We also offer a range of interesting social activities and involvement in a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility events.

Additionally, you will have the equivalent of 20% of your weekly contracted hours to use towards your study, in order to focus on the educational side of your apprenticeship. This will include a mixture of interactive webinars and face to face study sessions.

This apprenticeship will give you an excellent start to your career in law, to provide you with a foundation that could lead to higher level qualifications upon completion of your apprenticeship.

Employer

DAC Beachcroft is 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, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the US, Australia and Germany.

We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as 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 the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK’s largest shopping centres and act for nine of the UK’s top 10 house builders.

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.

DAC Beachcroft’s innovative early career development programmes offer unparalleled training opportunities. Join us, and you can expect the kind of support, collaborative culture and tailored development plan that will bring out the best in you so you can deliver high quality, bespoke work for our clients and achieve everything you want to in your career.

Location:

Birmingham

Salary:

£230.65 per week

Entry requirements:

Minimum of 112 UCAS points (B,B,C) from top 3 A Levels and 5 GCSEs A*-C, including maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Hours:

35 hours per week

Commencing date:

Friday 1 January 2021