Senior/Principal Associate - Insurance

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What does the role involve

We are looking for a Principal Associate or Senior Associate to join the Insurance Disputes team based in our Norwich office. You will provide a range of insurance and financial claims advice, insurance coverage advice, and potentially broader commercial disputes advice. This will require excellent knowledge of the London insurance market, Lloyds regulatory issues, coverage and policy interpretation as well as up to date knowledge of court and dispute resolution process ad strategy. You will have excellent team working and leadership skills, and ideally will have managed a team and be familiar with a variety of leadership tools and strategies.Areas of work include, professional indemnity, financial disputes, casualty and coverage on primary and excess layers. Our client base includes, indemnity insurers, insureds, insurersad financialservice providers.

What experience is required

You will be 5+ years PQE with insurance experience gained in private practice at a large regional or City law firm or in-house for a global insurer or MGA.What skills and attributes would I needEssential:Good academics.Excellent written English and ability to produce clear, logical drafting.Numeracy.Negotiating skills.Lateral thinking and problem solving skills.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (ideally with evidence of leadership experience).Evidence of working in private practice or in-house in a team managing claims and coverage disputes.Flexibility to work with and supervise team members.Effective time and matter management and a systematic approach to work.Proactive team player.IT literacy.Good research skills.An enthusiasm for marketing with clients and multipliers.

Who would I be working with

You will work with partner Neil Davies and the wider Insurance Disputes partner group. The team is part of the firm-wide Insurance Disputes NSL, which is headed up by Stephen King, and supported by a professional support lawyer. You will also work with other partners in the Insurance Disputes NSL on specific projects or as part of a wider client service team.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

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The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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