Solicitor - Commercial Insurance - Edinburgh / Glasgow

Practice Group: Insurance

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Solicitor - Commercial Insurance - Edinburgh / Glasgow

Location – Edinburgh (we can also consider Glasgow-based applicants as we can offer flexibility around office / home-based working)

Competitive Salary & Bonus Scheme

DWF is seeking to recruit a Solicitor to join our high profile Commercial Insurance team in Edinburgh.  The team is instructed by our insurer clients predominantly to pursue subrogated property damage recovery claims, that is, to recover insurers’ outlay where damage has been caused to their customer’s property, be it commercial or domestic premises. The team also handles an increasing number of defender instructions.

The opportunity: As DWF grows from strength-to-strength, there has never been a more exciting time to join. We are proud of our many long-term and exclusive client relationships and you will have the opportunity to work with these high-profile clients, as well as get to work alongside some of the most highly respected experts in the industry. You will be supported by our Edinburgh team and the wider ARG team which is represented across Manchester and Bristol, and will have access to our blue chip client list, including many of the top 10 household and commercial insurers.

What we are looking for:

  • The opportunity is for a Solicitor with up to 2 years PQE.
  • A similar commercial insurance and/or professional indemnity background, though we will also consider experience of similar work types.
  • A self-motivated individual who can effectively develop relationships. 
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills, with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Someone who is able to demonstrate a real desire to develop their career with DWF

If you are looking to utilize your legal expertise, combined with commercial and negotiation skills to resolve complex claims and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations … then apply!

Benefits package and flexible working:

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, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. In March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange. We have over 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. Join us on our shared journey to redefine legal services and you'll find a professional life that stretches and redefines you too. 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.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.


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