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Employment Lawyer - job post

Direct Line Group
3.3 out of 5
Bristol BS7Hybrid work
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  • Full-time

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  • Monday to Friday

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  • Car scheme
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free or subsidised travel

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About Us

At DLG Legal Services, our mission is to make law easy and accessible to everyone. As part of the Direct Line Group, we provide legal services to over 50,000 DLG customers each year. Customers can access our legal Advice-line team and our growing list of services includes personal injury, employment, property, inheritance, and contract litigation. We also support our parent group, litigating on their behalf.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Bristol based Litigation team as Employment Lawyer, on a full-time and permanent basis.

The Role:

You will handle a mixed caseload of employment claims of varying degrees of complexity.

What you'll be doing:

You will be taking initial instructions, providing clear and accurate legal advice while progressing claims pro-actively and in a timely manner in line with the terms of the client’s legal expenses insurance policy.

Acting for clients on the full range of employment disputes, managing conduct of the claims from the initial assessment stage through to final hearing and beyond to enforcement where appropriate

Providing a professional service to clients by delivering timely and accurate advice, as well as managing expectations

What We Are Looking For:

  • Solicitor or Legal Executive, or have experience at an equivalent level

  • Experience of managing a caseload of employment claims

  • A good understanding of employment law and Employment Tribunal procedure is crucial

  • Experience of dealing with Legal Expenses Insurance-funded claims would also be desirable but not crucial

Hours: 35 hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)

Location: Bristol, The Core, BS1 6JX

Hybrid Working: We have a hybrid model with a virtual-first approach which means you would primarily work from home and be in the office two days a week.

Ways of Working

Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you.

Read our flexible working approach here.


We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer excellent benefits designed to suit your lifestyle:

  • Generous 9% employer pension. Regardless of whether you contribute into your pension or not, DLG pay 9% into your pension (but you can take this as cash if you want!)

  • Up to 10% annual performance based bonus

  • Generous holidays, 25 days (plus public holidays). Plus an option of buying or selling up to 5 days each year!

  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance

  • Free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover

  • Electric Vehicle car scheme which allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way

  • Buy-as-you-earn share scheme

  • Employee discounts and cashback

Being yourself

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.

We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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