Insurance and Reinsurance Associate

Litigation Regulatory

Job Reference

3452

Function

Litigation Regulatory

Category

Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

The role

We are currently recruiting for an Associate within DLA Piper’s market-leading Insurance and Reinsurance team in London. 

This is an opportunity to join a team which is recognised for its international capability to advise on a wide variety of complex, large-scale insurance and reinsurance disputes. You will have the opportunity to represent insurers and reinsurers in all forms of dispute resolution – litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. 

ABOUT YOU

We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 1 and 4 years’ PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. 

  • Candidates will ideally have strong insurance / reinsurance coverage and disputes experience gained in a leading regional or City firm. 
  • Experience advising and representing (re)insurer clients on a range of coverage issues (relative to PQE experience) across various product lines (such as, by way of example, any of facultative/treaty reinsurance, property/business interruption, casualty, political risk, trade credit, aviation, financial lines, warranty & indemnity, directors & officers) would be advantageous.

Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have a deep understanding (relative to PQE experience) of the technical issues that are key to our clients
  • Are commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news
  • Have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
  • Provide a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and respond effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations
  • Understand positive client support
  • Work co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge
  • Recognise and seize opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Build and develop their own network of internal and external contacts
  • Have an awareness of business development opportunities in the sector, can identify ways to contribute, and lead on those initiatives

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

HYBRID WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.