Insurance Associate

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Nov 2018
Closes
12 Jan 2019
Role Classification
Lawyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Our Insurance focus forms a key part of our strategic sector approach and our well established national Insurance Disputes Team have received recognition as a team to watch in the insurance market.  We have an impressive track record in successfully defending complex claims; after all we've been providing specialist advice for over 40 years.  Our Insurance lawyers defend complex professional negligence claims acting for insurers and their policyholders, which include defending lawyers, accountants, architects, insurance brokers, surveyors and investments and pensions professionals in addition to D&O/FI work. 

Led by Partner, Sushma MacGeoch, the team are now looking for an experienced Insurance lawyer to join them in Bristol.

So what will you be doing?

With no two claims the same in this varied role you'll work on disputes across multiple professions as well as policy coverage investigations.  You'll defend claims against all types of professionals and advise them on their insurers on policy coverage.  You'll also have the opportunity to undertake D&O/FI work.  You'll develop contact and relationships with insurer clients and assist in the long term development of the business.  Plus the opportunity from time to time for client secondments will help you to better understand our clients' commercial endeavours.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll have a proven track record in delivering first rate litigation advice in either professional indemnity, D&O/FI or commercial litigation work ideally gained at a large regional or city firm and any experience you have of insurance policy coverage issues will give your application a distinct advantage.  You'll show strong intellectual ability, a thorough approach to complex legal analysis with swift assimilation of complicated sets of facts.  Your written advice will be fluent yet concise and your high level of commerciality well enable you to address the client's overall objectives.  Your strong interpersonal skills give you the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with different interests of insurers and insureds to build strong relationships with clients.  If that sounds like you plus you also have experience of mentoring and supervising the technical work of others then we really want to hear from you.

So what's in it for you?

We're keen to help you shape your own career, whether that be as a recognised legal expert in your field, a great team player or a successful winner of new clients and where better than with Partners who are true leaders in their field and career development opportunities tailored to your goals in a supportive environment where work-life balance is respected, not to mention the chance to get involved in Bristol market business development.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

So if the opportunity to build on your career as a true insurance specialist, with the support of leading Insurance Partners, in a firm with an inclusive and welcoming culture sounds like the right one for you, why not get in touch.  My name is Emma Forrester and you can reach me on 0117 989 6593.

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