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. The team 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. The Team also undertakes D&O/FI work.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join the team in London.
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 there's the opportunity, from time to time, for client secondments which will help you to better understand our clients' commercial endeavours.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
You'll have at least three years' experience in professional indemnity, D&O/FI or commercial litigation work ideally gained at a large regional or city firm and your experience of insurance policy coverage issues will give your application a distinct advantage. You'll show strong academic ability, a thorough approach to complex legal analysis with swift assimilation of complicated sets of facts. Your written advice will be fluent and concise and your high level of commerciality will enable you to address the client's overall objectives. Strong interpersonal skills will give you the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with the different interests of insurers and insureds and to build strong relationships with clients.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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