Job Code: 20557/CB
Practice Area: Professional Indemnity
Recruitment Partner: Claire Bowden
DWF is one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times. We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction.
With offices in Dublin, nationwide in the UK as well as Germany, Belgium and Dubai, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board in our Dublin office to be part of our success.
The Professional Indemnity team in Dublin require a Solicitor (2+ PQE) 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, construction professionals, insurance brokers, surveyors and technology/media professionals) and will embrace policy coverage advice, all forms of dispute resolution and assistance with disciplinary proceedings.
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.
- Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices.
- Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally.
- Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice.
- Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan
- Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year.
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.
We are seeking an individual who has experience in Defendant healthcare litigation and who has both claims and regulatory experience.
Experience of Judicial Review and Professional Standards Authority challenges would be beneficial as would advocacy experience.
Candidates who have had experience of both the medical defence organisations and insurers would be beneficial.
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
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.
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