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Special Counsel - Professional Indemnity

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  • Broad mix of professional indemnity matters

  • High levels of client responsibility

  • Top of market salary + flexibility

Special Counsel - Professional Indemnity

Our Client

Our client is a leading commercial law firm with an excellent reputation in the insurance space. Due to a strong pipeline of work, they are looking to appoint an experienced Insurance lawyer with at the senior level. You will be a Senior Associate or a Special Counsel.

Our client acts for local and international insurance companies, self-insureds, insurance brokers, major corporations, financial services companies, fund managers, trustees, government agencies, superannuation companies.

The Role

This opportunity will see you running your own pracrice and having high levels of client responsibility and autonomy. As an experienced insurance lawyer you will be running matters in the following areas:

  • Professional indemnity litigation

  • Public liability matters

  • Construction and engineering risk claims

  • Financial lines litigation

  • D&O claims

  • Property damage claims

  • Business interruption claims

  • Fraud claims

  • Product liability litigation

This role will also see you fostering excellent relationships with the clients, supervising and mentoring more junior members of the team and playing an important role in further building the practice group. As the team is not top heavy, there are genuine prospects of progressing your career to partnership.

This is the perfect opportunity for the experienced senior insurance lawyer who is looking for their next important career move, who wants more freedom to run their practice and who wants a say in the further growth of the firm.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 7 years plus pae in the area of insurance law/professional indemnity law

  • Litigation and strategy skills

  • Ability to run multi-party litigation

  • Drafting, advisory, negotiation, mediation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail, an analytical mind, intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to work independently, but within a team-focused environment

  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior lawyers

  • Excellent client facing skills and strong commercial acumen

  • Results and outcomes driven and has unwavering commitment to legal technical excellence

  • Excellent stakeholder management ability

  • Ability to business develop and undertake marketing initiatives

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a forward thinking and innovative way to deliver legal services

  • Drive, ambition and the desire to progress

Benefits & Culture

On offer is a market leading salary package, the option for part-time as well as flexible working arrangements.

Our client is proud of its working culture. The owrking culture is professional yet down to earth, inclusive, collaborative, forward thinking. It is a culture which will allow you to grow and develop.

Other benefits include a generous incentive scheme, payment of fees for professional associations, access to health and well being programmes, internal and external learning and devlopment opportunities, flexibility, innovation.

The partners at this firm truly invest in their lawyers and progression is a reality

Contact

For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

Marianna Tuccia BA, LLB
Ref No: MT20101
Email:marianna.tuccia@empiregroup.com.au
Phone: 0422 671 673

Please send your CV in Microsoft Word format. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.