Associate NQ+ - Insurance Disputes

£32,000 - £48,000 yearly
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Leeds, UK
  • Jul 21, 2021

Job Description

Insurance Disputes, Leeds, Full-time, Permanent

What does the role involve?We are looking for an NQ-3 years PQE Solicitor to join our growing team in Leeds (Legal 500: Tier 1 for Professional Negligence).  You will work within our Insurance Disputes National Service Line (NSL) and be based in our Leeds office. You will have a good background in commercial litigation and/or professional indemnity litigation including up to date pre-action and litigation procedural knowledge.  In addition and ideally (but not essential) you will have some experience of the insurance market.

Areas of work are:

 The work is predominantly professional indemnity work acting for members of various professions (primarily lawyers (both solicitors and barristers), construction professionals, accountants, insurance brokers, Independent Financial Advisers and surveyors). Clients are located nationally, with work referred at their nomination or directly by insurers, most of which are located close to our London office but with developed regionally based teams.  Our client base is an enviable list of major insurers, MGAs and Lloyds syndicates as well as corporates/LLPs. 

What skills and attributes would I need?

The successful candidate will have good academics and litigation experience, along with excellent written English and the ability to produce clear logical drafting. You will also be able to think laterally, have good  problem solving skills, be self starting and be a proactive team player. 


As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

More information can be found here.

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment.