This is an excellent opportunity to join a future facing international firm and leading insurance group, with ambitious growth plans in a developing sector. About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.
CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent. About the Role
We are looking for a commercially minded marine dispute resolution lawyer to work across complex international shipping and marine insurance disputes. There is huge scope for development alongside the day to day work, with the opportunity and backing to build you own client base and help develop the practice.
The work is complex and international, involving litigation, arbitration and mediation, as well as coverage advice for insurers. You will work with a wide variety of clients including P&I Clubs, Lloyd's syndicates, London market and international insurance and reinsurance companies, shipowners, charterers, port and terminal operators, freight forwarders, warehouse operators, marine service providers, oil, gas and commodity traders, cargo importers and exporters.
Main areas of work include advising across:
* P&I, hull & machinery, marine war, marine liability, cargo, fine art & specie risks;
* bills of lading and charterparty disputes;
* admiralty work including collisions, salvage and general average;
* subrogated recoveries;
* shipbuilding disputes;
* offshore energy disputes; and
* insurance policy & commercial contract drafting. About You
You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a strong academic background and experience across a variety of international shipping and/or marine insurance disputes. You will have familiarity with court/arbitration procedures and the ability to apply a practical and commercial approach to disputes in order to deliver cost-effective solutions.
You will have a proactive approach and the desire to business develop, growing your own client base and helping to drive the practice forward.
Language skills would be a plus, alongside experience of the London or international marine insurance market, including ACII qualifications or similar; merchant marine/nautical qualifications or experience. Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.
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