Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum
Commercial Insurance Solicitor/Legal Executive - M/T Work
A leading national and international specialist litigation practice is eager to bolster its already considerable commercial insurance offering with the appointment of an experienced solicitor or legal executive to its Commercial Insurance Property Litigation Team and be based at the firms' Birmingham city centre office.
This award-winning firm is very highly thought of and is renowned as a market leader within the insurance and litigation sectors. It has offices throughout the UK as well as in a host of other jurisdictions and is renowned for its investment in technology to continuously enhance both client experience and the litigation process.
This role is based within the firms' National Insurance Division which acts on behalf of insurers, self-insureds and corporate clients in relation to pursuing high-value claims against negligent parties. You will handle a caseload of both Fast Track and Multi-Track commercial insurance matters with a view to recovering significant client monies emanating from a variety of causes of action to include subsidence claims, escape of water, fire damage and incidents occasioned by dilapidated properties. You will also deal with a broad remit of general insurance claims which will include complex fraud recovery as well as have some exposure to professional indemnity actions.
The firm is keen to hear from solicitors or legal executives with a minimum of 12 months' experience of dealing with litigated property recovery and/or commercial insurance matters as well as those from a broader civil litigation background who want to specialise. You will be required to conduct predominantly Multi-Track litigation, deal with liability and quantum, provide strategic advice and liaise closely with insurance clients on high calibre matters. You will be well versed in dealing with expert evidence, conducting legal research and you will relish the opportunity to deal with technically challenging and complex subject matter. You will be an ambitious team player who is self-motivated with an eye for detail and will need to have experience of working to SLA's and it is crucial that you are commercially astute.
As well as carrying a caseload you will also be required participate in the business development and marketing of the department which will include forging relationships with both new and existing clients whilst also having input into training seminars, publications and client presentations which will quickly enhance your profession skills. This is especially helpful as the firm actively promotes a career development pathway and is proud to boast a collaborative and supportive environment. Importantly, this team has plans to continue growing due to new client wins so there will be an abundance of opportunities for rapid career progression in the medium terms.
A competitive salary is on offer and the firm provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes 24 days' holiday with the option to buy or sell days, private medical insurance, life assurance, a bonus scheme and discounted insurance and hotel bookings. In addition, the firm also operates a popular agile working policy to enable you to tailor your working pattern to any other commitments you might have.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an innovative practice which has a very strong market share and which can offer stability and security by way of regular instructions from a host of household name insurer clients so for more information on this Commercial Insurance Solicitor/Legal Executive role please contact Matt Robinson at QED Legal.