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Insurance and Reinsurance Senior Associate

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Sep 2024

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

Job Details

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate within DLA Piper’s market-leading Insurance and Reinsurance team in London. 

This is an opportunity to join a team which is recognised for its international capability to advise on a wide variety of complex, large-scale insurance and reinsurance disputes. You will have the opportunity to represent insurers and reinsurers in all forms of dispute resolution – litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. 

We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have more than 6 years’ PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role.

  • Candidates will have strong insurance / reinsurance coverage and disputes experience gained in a leading regional or City firm.
  • Candidates will have detailed knowledge of – and a depth of experience advising and representing (re)insurer clients on – one or more of Financial Lines, Directors & Officers and Warranty & Indemnity coverage issues; experience with drafting policy wordings and endorsements would also be beneficial
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate a high level of technical, commercial and sector expertise and will have a strong understanding of the dynamics and emerging issues relevant to one or more of Financial Lines, Directors & Officers and Warranty & Indemnity product areas
  • Candidates will be able to evidence client development activities and efforts that have increased client engagement, new relationships or new work
  • Candidates will have developed strong communication skills and have experience of providing advice to clients that is solution-focused, commercial, clear and succinct
  • Candidates will have experience of regularly leading the development of case strategy and the drafting of complex documents with minimal levels of supervision and always to a high standard
  • Candidates will have experience of delegation and providing support to others to facilitate their professional development and promote a culture of high performance

More generally, suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients
  • Are commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news
  • Have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
  • Provide a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and respond effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations
  • Understand positive client support
  • Work co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge
  • Recognise and seize opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Build and develop their own network of internal and external contacts
  • Have an awareness of business development opportunities in the sector, can identify ways to contribute, and lead on those initiatives

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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