Commercial Underwriter
£30k-£50k DOE plus benefits

Commercial Underwriter/ Legal Analyst

Ref: 4061| Posted: 30th Oct 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to join our client's Underwriting team as a Legal Analyst. The right candidate will mainly be focused on assessing the merits of a wide range of commercial cases with a view to offering ATE insurance, developing new business and maintaining relationships with our existing professional clients.

Our client is a market-leading national firm of underwriters, specialising in legal expenses insurance (LEI). They work in partnership with leading UK law firms, providing innovative solutions to ensure they are enabled to provide the highest quality access to justice.

It is essential that you have gained experience within a legal environment working on either Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence matters &/or Commercial Disputes; this could have been earnt whilst working in a law firm; or underwriting After the Event (ATE) or Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) matters.

Essential Skills/Experience required to succeed in this role:

A minimum 5 years PQE (If Lawyer/Solicitor Background) or a minimum 3 years ATE/LEI Underwriting Experience.

Legal experience is essential in two of the following areas of law:

  • Professional negligence;
  • Insolvency;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Commercial breach of contract;
  • Insurance law;
  • Contentious trusts and probate;
  • Defamation, privacy, and data breach claims.

To succeed within the role, you will be highly motivated and professional with sound ethical standards and behaviour. Customer service should be second nature to you. Initiative and responsibility are strongly encouraged so a proactive attitude is essential.

In return, our client is offering a highly competitive salary and benefits package (on completion of the probationary period) including generous holiday allocation, pension contribution and private medical insurance.

Hybrid working flexibility (Monday/Friday working from home, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday in the office) after the initial training and induction period and a free parking space will be provided to you within a 15-minute walk from their beautiful offices based in central Guildford.

Hours of work Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The company believes in developing its people, and fully supporting - and providing - continual professional training and development relevant to the role. This includes payment and support towards CII and CILEx qualifications, study, and exam leave.

Please apply to the role by submitting your most up-to-date CV. If your application is successful, we will be in touch within 2 working days of receiving your job application to discuss the opportunity in more detail.