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Civil Litigation/Professional Indemnity Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£42500 - £57000 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2021
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Job Details

My client is a fortune 500 company with over 50 offices in 20 countries and they are looking to recruit a Civil Litigation Solicitor to support the additional work coming into the firm.

The firm specialise within 3 area of law - Litigation, Employment & Regulatory law. The Civil Litigation team work mainly for insurers representing SME's and individuals in a range of disputes. The team's clients usually (but not always) benefit from an insurance or affinity relationship. The team acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Duties and accountabilities

• Have previous experience of dealing with insurance claims (in particular, liability insurance claims and / or legal expenses insurance claims) and may well come from an established insurance-focused firm or team.
• Be able to manage their own busy case load - including recommending reserves and setting strategies.
• Deliver billing and other key performance indicators.
• Ideally be able to establish, develop and maintain corporate and individual client relationships - both internally and externally.
• Be able to supervise paralegals on some smaller files and delegate tasks to junior colleagues / administrative support staff where necessary and appropriate.
• Work within an established team of 4 lawyers and 2 paralegals.
• Provide both contentious and non-contentious legal advice representing businesses and individuals in an insured and uninsured capacity
• Be able to consider and advise upon insurance policy coverage issues where necessary.

Skills, knowledge and experience

The successful candidate will:

• Have previous legal (insurance) experience.
• Have experience of client management and practice development
• Be able to demonstrate technical excellence
• Have some business following or some business development experience, although this is preferable rather than a prerequisite.
• Be expected to develop and bring in new business to the department.
• Have knowledge of legal/insurance relationships and their interaction.
• Demonstrate first class client care and communication skills (both written and oral).
• Have high attention to detail and accurate case management skills.
• Demonstrate positive and co-operative interaction with team members.

Salary open + Amazing Benefits & Market Leading Pension - Apply now or call 01612336360 to discuss further


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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