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Senior Solicitors PII Claims Counsel

Permanent  for Ortolan Group Plc in The City, City

Senior Solicitors PII Claims Counsel - Insurance

£Excellent + benefits

Senior PII claims lawyer with experience of solicitors claims and a strong insurance background with Lloyds experience required to join the European arm of this Fortune 500 insurance business.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with significant contentious and claims experience gained in the insurance industry. Particular knowledge and experience of solicitors PII claims is essential as this role will work on claims involving top tier legal clients. Reinforcing this senior level experience will be a firm grasp of the commercial drivers of this industry. The work will involve complex and high profile cases at a senior level within the PII claims team. The successful candidate will be expected to advise on all aspects of claims and work closely with clients, underwriters and brokers to deliver effective outcomes. You will also be involved with the management of key client accounts and will provide advice not only on specific claims, but also on market trends, risk mitigation, policy language and other aspects of this market.

A strong technical legal background is a given and this is likely to have been gained with a quality specialist insurance practice, possibly with some in-house experience as well. You will have managed litigation and ADR with particular exposure to the UK solicitors PI market. Lawyers with less than 8 years PQE are unlikely to have acquired the experience needed, but if you are exceptional, please convince us! A thorough understanding of insurance and in particular the Lloyds market must be combined with the demonstrable ability to grasp the bigger picture and identify solutions to complex issues, as well as a clear understanding of risk management. You will not be comfortable sitting on fences and will be able to deliver clear and well thought through opinions on complex issues.

The successful candidate can look forward to a rewarding and stimulating career with an international market leader in this sector. You will be expected quickly to engage with decision makers and clients across and outside the business and build and manage those relationships. Capable of managing a large workload and taking decisions which deliver the right commercial outcome every time, you will also have the communication skills and personality to influence and win support from the front line to the boardroom.

The position is open now so if this appeals to you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

If you would like to understand more about this role please send your CV to our consultant Nick Benson (who is a solicitor).

Ortolan Group is an employment consultancy acting on behalf of our client.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to the Ortolan Group, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. The Ortolan Group are engaged to review applications and to forward on those that match the requirements of the role.We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Job added on 26-10-2014