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LLP - Paralegal/Claims Handler - Professional Indemnity - Bristol

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DAC Beachcroft LLP


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  • Our Professional and Commercial Risks Team advises insurers and professional organisations when they are faced with the threat of a professional negligence claim. They act on numerous high value and sensitive claims for clients throughout the UK including solicitors, surveyors, accountants, brokers, engineers, architects and their insurers. The team are particularly experienced in the deployment of alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration.
  • The Bristol team includes commercial litigation (with a particular emphasis on financial services) and is in the top tier rankings for professional negligence in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, with a number of recognised leading individuals within the team. The team also includes a market leading claims handling team, DAC Beachcroft Specialist Claims Services, handling several thousand professional indemnity claims on an outsourced basis on behalf of London Market Insurers.


  • Graduate calibre with an excellent academic record and/or previous experience of working as a claims paralegal or similar within the field of professional indemnity is desirable
  • IT literate with working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Knowledge/previous experience of case management systems would be an advantage but training will be provided
  • Please ensure that you include grades obtained from GCSE level (or equivalent) onwards within your CV.
  • Personal Skills:
  • Client focused with an ability to build strong relationships with client and third party contacts at all levels
  • Able to work to deadlines, prioritise own workload effectively under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
  • Proactive and energetic with a tenacious approach to identifying issues and solving problems
  • Quality and customer service oriented with a concern for accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Team oriented. A collegiate approach to sharing knowledge and working with colleagues across locations is essential
  • Able to progress tasks using own initiative, seeking guidance and input from others where appropriate
  • Committed and enthusiastic with a mature attitude to work and a desire to commit long term to a career in this field
  • Confident oral and written communication skill

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The overall purpose of this role is to provide a timely, professional and high-quality service to clients in the management of professional indemnity cases. Claims Handlers will typically work on professional indemnity cases up to a value of ÂŁ250k and/or more straightforward cases without complex coverage issues (e.g. surveyor and estate agent claims)
  • Manage a varied professional indemnity caseload under supervision. This will include developing a knowledge of legal issues in respect of a variety of professions as well as building an understanding of each profession’s own rules, procedures and regulatory framework
  • Conduct review of new cases, completing case checklist to identify coverage issues
  • Assess liability and quantum and establish strategy for the case
  • Draft correspondence to brokers/insureds requesting additional information as required
  • Resolve claims through negotiation of settlement, rebuttal of claim and/or declining of cover
  • Review panel reports and obtain instructions when appropriate
  • Maintain ongoing contact with the client throughout the process to report on progress and take further instructions
  • Play a key role in developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Ensure that the client’s brand and methodology are promoted effectively in all dealings with third parties
  • Instruct experts and external counsel where appropriate
  • Ensure that case management system and hard copy files are updated with diary dates as required by the case
  • Assume responsibility for quality control and client protocol compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of record keeping, file management and management reporting and information
  • Ensure that the DAC Beachcroft brand and standards are maintained in managing the outputs of other panel firms
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols.


Work type

Full time

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Application deadline

May 16, 2024