Professional Indemnity Solicitor

Practice Group: Professional Indemnity & Commercial

Location: Glasgow

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Professional Indemnity Solicitor

The Professional Indemnity practice area require a Solicitor to join the team. The role will involve working in a team environment advising insurers and/or professionals in respect of claims made against a wide range of professionals (including but not limited to solicitors, accountants, financial advisers, insurance brokers, surveyors and technology/media professionals) and will embrace policy coverage advice, all forms of dispute resolution and assistance with disciplinary proceedings. Applicants with a specific interest in and experience of working on behalf of construction professionals will be highly advantageous.  

This role may suit a newly qualified solicitor who has completed a seat in insurance or equally may suit someone with up to 3 years experience in the professional indemnity field.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on behalf of leading insurers handling quality mid-high value work. For the right candidate it offers the opportunity for development based on performance. 

Main function of job: To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients.

Attributes that we are seeking include:

  • Experience of handling defendant professional indemnity claims   
  • Strong technical ability to include a thorough grasp of principles and case law and topics.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Motivation and a demonstrable work ethic
  • Confidence, Resilience and Tenacity
  • An ability to work pro-actively and demonstrate initiative without constant direction, albeit under close supervision.
  • Strong organisational skills

Main Duties:

  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year.
  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan.
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice.
  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally.
  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices.
  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge.
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs.
  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

What we can offer;

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe's most innovative legal businesses, apply below as we're interested in hearing from you!

DWF is an award-winning legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management. There are now over 2,700 people in the DWF Group, based in 25 key locations across the globe.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview.  We are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

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