We are looking for two Associates to join our Insurance Disputes National Service Line (NSL) based in our Birmingham, Manchester or Norwich office. The NSL is actively diversifying its offering which includes professional indemnity, property, construction, financial services, media and reinsurance.The work is predominantly professional indemnity work acting for members of various professions (primarily accountants, brokers, construction professionals, healthcare professionals, Independent Financial Advisers, solicitors, barristers 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. Working under supervision, you will assist the Partners and other Manchester NSL members on complex work, dealing with professional negligence matters.
You will be an NQ with experience gained in a City or large regional firm. You will have a good background in commercial litigation and/or professional indemnity litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.Skills and attributes- Good academics: 2.1 degree or equivalent with good A level grades or equivalents- Litigation experience- Excellent written English for drafting purposes- Advocacy skills- Self-starting with common sense and initiative- Good time and file management skills- Ability to build good working relationships with clients and potential clients- Good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources- Excellent interpersonal and team skills, including ability to work with others, influence and persuadeDesirable- Project management skills
Disclosure and barring service check
This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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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.
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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.
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 access your character and suitability
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. Please click the link below to find further information regarding diversity and inclusion at Mills & Reeve.