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Legal Counsel - Specialty Insurer

Avencia Consulting are currently recruiting on behalf of a market leading specialty insurer and reinsurer looking to hire a Legal Counsel to work as part of their talented team.

The role

As part of the legal team in the UK, the remit will be to assist in providing general legal support to the Underwriting, Claims, Compliance, Finance, IT, Human Resources, Strategy, Operations and other functions.

Key accountabilities

  • Assist the UK Legal Team in providing legal services, primarily to the UK companies, but also to other group companies as required
  • Provide, based on a strong knowledge of contract law, legal advice and drafting support in connection with a wide range of commercial contracts including IT contracts, service agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Provide assistance to the company secretaries of the UK companies in drafting resolutions, taking minutes of meetings and completing corporate filings and assisting on corporate projects as required
  • Contract drafting and interpretation on both inwards and outwards business. To provide assistance to the underwriters and outwards reinsurance team as necessary
  • To provide support and guidance to the underwriting and claims teams, including advising upon a wide range of insurance and reinsurance coverage issues, disputes and wordings
  • To provide support on inter-group arrangements, including inter-group reinsurance, loans and binding authorities and to ensure accurate records are kept

Skills & experience

  • Solicitor qualified in England & Wales
  • Experience in corporate and/or commercial law and contract drafting and negotiation
  • Experience of working in/for the London insurance market of the insurance sector (whether in private practice or in-house) desirable
  • Ability to work effectively independently, with some guidance where needed
  • Strong relational skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving sills
  • Ability to work in fast-moving environment with rapidly evolving targets

Legal Counsel - Specialty Insurer

London, UK
Full time
Lloyd's of London Market
Competitive package

Published on 07/07/2021

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