What will you be doing?
We have an impressive track record in successfully defending complex claims - after all we've been providing specialist advice for over 40 years. The team defend complex professional negligence claims acting for insurers and their policyholders, which include defending lawyers, accountants, architects, insurance brokers, surveyors and investments and pensions professionals. The Team also undertakes D&O/FI work.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Professional Indemnity Lawyer to join the team in our Southampton office.
What does the ideal candidate look like?
Whether you've been working in this area of law for a number of years or just qualified as a Lawyer and want to progress your career in this direction, we'd be interested in hearing from you. Ideally, you'll have some experience of working at a large regional or city firm with experience of professional negligence or professional regulatory work, although we would be happy to hear from anybody with commercial litigation experience too.
You'll need strong academic ability, a thorough approach to complex legal analysis, with swift assimilation of complicated sets of facts. Your written advice will be fluent and concise, and your high level of commerciality will enable you to address the client's overall objectives. Strong interpersonal skills will give you the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with the different interests of insurers and insureds and to build strong relationships with clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.
Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page.
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