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Insurance Lawyer

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Insurance & Reinsurance
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Our Commercial and Insurance Recoveries team specialises in pursuing recovery and contribution claims across a wide range of insured and uninsured risks, including claims for damage to property as a result of fires, floods, subsidence, defective premises and contractors' negligence as well as recovery claims arising out of personal injury. The team is part of our well established Insurance Disputes practice, which has received recognition as a team to watch in the insurance market.

We now have a new opportunity for a 2-4 PQE Lawyer to join the team in our Bristol office.

So what will you be doing?

You will have a varied caseload of recovery claims arising out of a wide range of insured and uninsured events,  including damage to commercial and residential property by fire, escapes of water, subsidence and flooding, damage to underground telecoms apparatus caused by third party contractors,  financial losses arising from employee theft or fraud,  damage to fine art, and contribution claims arising out of claims for personal injury. We specialise in working on behalf of major insurance companies, for whom you will also have the opportunity to advise on matters relating to policy coverage. You will also be defending claims for property damage on behalf of our corporate clients.

You'll be given the opportunity to build strong relationships with our clients, delivering expert commercial advice and assisting in the long term development of the firm's Insurance Disputes practice. Our team of lawyers have an exceptional track record with many of our lawyers referenced in the leading legal directories. 

In this role you will also be responsible for supervising and mentoring Paralegals across our regional offices.  

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll have experience in a team specialising in subrogated recovery claims arising out of property and commercial risks and be able to demonstrate a track record of providing commercial advice on  a variety of disputes in this field.

This role requires strong legal and technical skills but also a clear understanding of the issues commercial organisations and insurance companies face within this global, high profile and heavily regulated industry. We're looking for first class client care skills and the ability to build strong effective relationships. 

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 commercial understanding will enable you to address the client's overall objectives. Innovation and initiative are also key as you will be expected to help design and implement bespoke processes to improve efficiency, and to enhance the firm's reputation for embracing innovation and technology in the legal sector, which is an area we particularly pride ourselves in!

To be successful in this role, you'll need as a minimum:

  • Have at least 2 years of post qualified experience as UK (England, Wales or Scotland) Solicitor.
  • Technical excellence in respect of the law underpinning subrogated property damage recovery claims
  • Good financial management along with a strong financial track record.

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!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us 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 and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 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; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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