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Professional Indemnity Lawyer (1338)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Our Team

Our Finance team works closely with the business, providing management information in order to improve business performance. It is responsible for planning, forecasting and reporting actual financial performance across the Group, and processing the full range of financial transactions for the Group, in a compliant, effective and efficient way. The team is also responsible for Group funding, and merger and acquisition activity.

Your Role

This is an excellent opportunity if you have experience in insurance and risk management, allowing you to utilise these complimentary skill sets. The role is an influential, complex and visible role within the organisation, where you’ll need to work closely with the Director of Risk & Insurance, the wider Finance Team and the General Counsel Team to support with the provision of insurance for the IM Group. You’ll make sure that IM Group has adequate insurance cover, on the best-available terms, for the best available price. You will also provide technical support to the business on insurance related matters and ensure that on-going education is provided through lessons learnt around insurance.

What you’ll be doing

  • Scoping, arranging and maintaining insurance protection for the IM LLP Group on best available terms
  • Liaising with Brokers and Insurers and key stakeholders across the business to manage the non-PI claims for the Group (largely D&O, Cyber, Pensions etc.)
  • Working with the business and brokers to gather and review renewal information and prepare renewal submissions
  • Engaging with key stakeholders across business to ensure new or insurable risks are identified and recommendations to manage these risks are put in place
  • Working with Director of Risk to report to business on cover arrangements, premiums and recoveries
  • Instructing brokers to arrange and place appropriate insurance arrangements to protect organisation
  • Managing the liability claims notification process for non-PI claims and monitoring the effectiveness of insurers’ claims handling service
  • Drafting of Board Papers and Associated Recommendations/Guides as required
  • Acting as a point of contact and escalation for complex insurance related queries across business

What we’re looking for

  • Qualified Professional Indemnity Lawyer (4 years PQE) or equivalent relevant experience (e.g. ACII)
  • A robust SRA/FCA/Regulatory understanding
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of legal procedures-particularly policy wordings and contract law
  • Excellent drafting skills with ability to inspire confidence at all levels across the business
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and structure issues for detailed resolution
  • Understanding of Risk Management and ability to persuade others to follow best practice
  • Ability to network and proactively build relationships across a range of internal departments
  • Successful track record in handling insurance negotiations between Client, Broker and Insurers
  • Strong commitment to deliver results and make a meaningful contribution in a team environment
We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them:
  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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