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Associate - Insurance Services

  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location Manchester, United KingdomManchesterGBGreater Manchester
  • Posted
  • Start date -
  • Deadline -
  • FULL_TIMELegalLegal

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DWF's high profile Commercial Insurance team provides high quality commercial advice on a wide range of matters to insurers and their insureds. They are now looking to recruit an Associate to join The Criminal Defence sub-team team in the Birmingham office probably the largest of its kind in the UK.

The CDT has national coverage across the UK with experts in many different classes of criminal investigations, prosecutions and inquests, including: high profile inquest and D&O cases; defending motor prosecutions – routinely the more serious / fatal matters; defending HSE and Local Authority / Environment Agency prosecutions; complex care home and CQC-related cases.  

This represents an exciting opportunity to work within a busy and growing national team which deals with interesting and high profile cases across a range of sectors.  

What we are looking for:

  1. Applicants will be considered from 3+ years post qualification experience, and ideally have a background in commercial insurance and/or regulatory claims though we will also consider relevant experience of similar work types.  
  2. We are seeking candidates with a strong academic performance including at least a 2:1 at degree level.
  3. The ability to work well within the wider insurance team, to self-motivate and to provide guidance and support to junior team members when required.
  4. Excellent communication and organisation skills.

Main Duties:

  1. Exhibit a high level of technical expertise and an ability to apply it in a commercial and professional way achieving positive results on large and complex cases.
  2. Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan.
  3. Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice.
  4. Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally.
  5. Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices.
  6. Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge.
  7. Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs – playing a pro-active role in business development including writing articles, delivering presentations and facilitating seminars.  
  8. Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

What we can offer;

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe's most innovative legal businesses, apply below as we're interested in hearing from you!

DWF is an award-winning legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management. There are now over 2,700 people in the DWF Group, based in 27 key locations across the globe.

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