SOLICITOR

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Salary: Competitive

Solicitor Manchester / Hybrid £ - Excellent + Bonus + Excellent Pension & Benefits Are you looking to develop your legal career? The opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a Soicitor / Lawyer to join our team based in Manchester. The team comprises of 4 fee earners and is part of the firm's wider professional Indemnity department. The firm's professional indemnity offering is focussed on work for Markel (UK) Limited, a specialist commercial insurance provider to SMEs professionals and sole traders and the team was ranked in the Legal 500 for 2021. Instructions cover the full range of covers, but focus primarily on professional liability and management liability (D&O). There is a significant amount of coverage work. Disputes range from small claims to £multi-million disputes. Key professional risks include construction professionals, electrical and other specialist building service contractors, accountants, technology professionals, care practitioners and social welfare / not for profit organisations. What you'll be doing: Work within a small core team of 4 lawyers, with access to paralegal, trainee solicitor and legal administrator resource Be expected to manage own case load, including working independently on smaller files - including recommending reserves and setting strategies - as well as under the supervision of a Partner on larger files Deliver clear, accurate and pragmatic advice based on both the legal and commercial realities of a client's position. Be able to identify, consider and advise upon insurance policy coverage issues Provide our clients with an efficient and courteous service at all times that is in line with the firm's relevant procedures The ability to deliver against billing targets and other key performance indicators Supervise, and delegate tasks to, junior colleagues and administrative support staff where appropriate Assist in the growth of the team and the introduction of new business to the department by establishing, developing and maintaining corporate and individual client relationships - both internally and externally Be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the insurance industry and the contribution an insurance panel law firm can make to the success of a large insurance companyOur must haves: Have previous legal insurance experience and knowledge of legal/insurance relationships and their interaction. That experience will ideally arise from dealing with professional indemnity insurance claims (preferably from a defendant's perspective). You may well come from an established insurance-focused firm or team Have previous experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes in the construction sector, including knowledge of the pre-action protocol for construction and engineering disputes and TCC procedure, with an understanding of the technical nature of such disputesOR Have previous experience of dealing with disputes involving professionals in the technology and media sectors, with an understanding of the technical nature of such disputes Be accomplished in dealing with claims across a wide range of values and against all different types of opponents (e.g. litigant in person, solicitors, large corporate, etc) Be accustomed to running their own caseload under supervision Be able to demonstrate technical excellence Demonstrate strong communication and organisational skills with an ability to prioritise workload Be able to work under pressure Be an effective team mate, demonstrating a positive 'can do' attitude and displaying co-operative interaction with team membersWho we are: Markel Group (NYSE - MKL) a Fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world. We're all about people | We win together | We strive for better | We enjoy the everyday | We think further Avencia Consulting are an RPO who provide a recruitment service to our client Markel International. What's in it for you? A great starting salary plus annual bonus & strong benefits package… 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave Fantastic company pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, season ticket loan as well as other great benefits on offer There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career and we can provide the support needed to do just that!Are you ready to play your part? Choose 'Apply Now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you. We are also happy to consider candidates who are looking for flexible working patterns. We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with all reasonable accommodations to be able to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions if successful. Please contact us to request any accommodations that may be needed. This includes any alternative formats of any documents or information on how to apply offline

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