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Insurance Litigator

Employer
Travelers Insurance Company Ltd
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
£Competitive
Closing date
31 Mar 2024

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Job Details

What Is the Opportunity?

Travelers Legal is our in-house law firm, fully authorised and regulated as an ABS by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Travelers Legal handles actions against Travelers’ policyholders, representing and protecting their interests every step of the way. Established over 5 years ago through extensive and close collaboration across all parts of Travelers, it plays an integral part in the provision of an efficient and effective end to end legal service.

Having exceeded expectations, Travelers Legal is again looking to expand. You will be an ambitious and personable insurance litigator (Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive), looking for an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and challenging cases and to help build on Travelers Legal’s numerous successes thus far.

Reporting to the Head of Legal Practice, you will handle a case load of professional indemnity claims against solicitors and other professionals but also have the ability to service other types of claims as the ABS expands, including financial risks claims. You will deliver high quality and cost-effective legal representation, demonstrate excellent litigation knowledge and provide excellent client service. You will also assist with the development of the ABS generally.

Travelers Europe currently offers flexibility to employees who wish to work on a hybrid basis in accordance with our Hybrid Work Arrangements Policy.  This entails full time employees working three days a week in the office and two days at home (or pro rata for part-time employees).  This policy may be changed at the Company’s discretion.

This role is eligible for a £3000 new joiner bonus. If you are successfully referred by an employee at Travelers Europe, both you and the person who referred you could be eligible for this bonus. 

On a day to day basis you will:

 

  • Deal with both pre-action and litigated claims to a conclusion, demonstrating an effective use of your legal and commercial skills
  • Provide case analysis and recommendations on strategy/ADR
  • Supervise various tasks/projects delegated to others within the team
  • Build relationships and liaise closely with a variety of Claims Professionals, Brokers and Insureds
  • Independently handle a moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity
  • Work under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Legal Practice and others in dealing with more complex and high exposure claims

In addition, you will work with the Head of Legal Practice and others to set and deliver on goals/objectives for the ABS, including involvement in planning the further expansion of the practice.   

Be Committed, Be Connected, Be Creative and Be Energised – these are the values we are passionate about. Understanding and embracing our values will shape your success and contribute to making Travelers Europe a great place to work. 

To be successful, you will need to consistently deliver a great experience in every customer contact; connect with the right partners internally to find creative solutions to problems; be a role model; and consistently deliver on your commitments. 

What Is A Must Have?

  • Fully qualified Solicitor, Chartered Legal Executive or Barrister in England and Wales
  • Some Post Qualification Experience (PQE)

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Experience in insurance litigation is highly desirable
  • Experience in handling professional indemnity and financial risks cases is desired
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Ability to handle and analyse legal issues independently and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and others
  • Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity
  • Demonstrates superior legal acumen
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
  • Continued development of technical skills with the goal of handling the higher complexity/exposure cases
  • Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency
  • Intermediate research skills
  • Intermediate negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Decision making and problem solving abilities
  • Sense of urgency/responsiveness

What Is in It for You?

  • Private Medical Insurance: On commencement of employment, you are eligible for single cover provided by Travelers, with the option to add cover for your dependents, at your expense through payroll deduction.
  • Retirement: Travelers will make a basic contribution of 9% of pensionable salary to your Group Personal Pension Plan (“GPPP”). If you decide to contribute an additional amount from your salary, you will receive an increased company contribution up to a maximum of 3%. This would bring the total company contribution to 12%.
  • Holiday Entitlement: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 25 days holiday entitlement annually, plus the opportunity to purchase additional days to allow for up to a total of 35 holidays per year.
  • Wellness Programme: The Travelers wellness programme is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Employee Assistance programme provides access to professional counseling services and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through the EAP, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards programme that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.

 

Company

We are an insurance company that cares. Travelers takes on the risk and provides the coverage you need to protect the things that are important to you — your home, your car, your valuables and your business — so you don’t have to worry. We have been around for more than 165 years and have earned a reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry because we take care of our customers. Our expertise and focus on innovation have made us a leader in personal, business and specialty insurance and the only property casualty company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Every day, our approximately 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland help provide peace of mind to our customers.

 

https://www.travelers.com/

 

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