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Construction Associate - Professional Indemnity - London

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Mariam Elawadi

  • Contact email:

    mariam@phoenixsearch.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2260_1668528272

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-12-15

**Construction Associate (Professional Indemnity) London**

I am currently working with a renowned London Construction Insurance team on a Construction Associate role dealing with Professional Indemnity. The team sits in the firm's top-ranked Insurance Group.

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain exposure to a well-established client base within the market including a great portion of the market's Professional Indemnity insurers along with a plethora of the UK's largest contractors and construction consultancies. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to gain experience by working alongside partners and senior associates on a varied and challenging workload.

The team handles varied claims against construction-related professionals including engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, design and build contractors and surveyors.

You will be defending liability claims both pre and post litigation, providing advice / representation on associated matters such as adjudication, disciplinary proceedings, arbitration and risk management. The team you will be working with frequently advises insurers on policy coverage aspect of claims.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of a caseload of construction professional indemnity claims, including coverage issues
  • Delivering high quality and timely output to clients, ensuring the highest levels of client service and alignment with agreed working practices and client service level agreements
  • Contributing to the development and improvement of the team's service, support, processes and procedures
  • Demonstrating the values and behaviours that for which the team is known and keep it client-focused
  • Working to develop an environment of constant improvement: enthusiastically sharing with and helping others; and taking responsibility for aspects of team development, such as intranet pages, training and induction, process improvements etc.
  • Capturing and collating required Management Information in accordance with agreed practice for clients
  • Will have the opportunity to arrange and attend client events.

About you:

  • NQ - 5 years PQE
  • The candidate should have construction litigation experience; experience of insurance is desirable but not essential.
  • A good knowledge of legal procedures
  • Excellent communications skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and adapt plans accordingly
  • Be able to demonstrate good initiative and problem solving skills, but be conscious of when to consult others
  • Be able to demonstrate good initiative and problem solving skills, but be conscious of when to consult others
  • Have the ability to multi-task and able to manage upwards
  • Attention to detail, good organisational skills and flexibility