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Legal Counsel

Posted 20 April by Asure Recruit Easy Apply Ended

Legal Counsel - Insurance/Commercial

Salary: Competitive and negotiable depending on level of experience

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Location: Based in Portsmouth

The Company:

My client is an innovative and entrepreneurial group of companies specialising in Motor Insurance Services. This is an excellent opportunity for a career with an Investors in People Gold Champion organisation who have been voted in the Times Top Big 30 Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

The Job Role:

  • Reviewing, updating, drafting and advising on general insurance matters including binding authorities, claims handling agreements, Broker TOBAs, co-insurance & reinsurance agreements, AR and IAR agreements, outsourcing arrangements, aggregator and software house agreements
  • Providing advice on FSMA and FCA regulatory requirements
  • Reviewing, updating, drafting and advising on general commercial and other contracts for the supply and/or sale of goods or services agreements
  • Review, update and improve procedures to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Conducting legal research as required
  • Keeping up to date with changes in legislation that may impact the Group
  • Assisting with and advise on all other legal matters relating to Group companies
  • Providing support on projects and legal issues as and when required
  • Providing general assistance to the Group General Counsel
  • Providing general assistance to internal business clients with legal related queries
  • Liaising with internal clients in a timely, professional and courteous manner
  • Dealing with contentious matters as and when required, including but not limited to drafting letters before action, settlement agreements and attending court or tribunal hearings

Experience Required:

  • Experienced Solicitor/Barrister with at least 5 years post qualification experience
  • Insurance industry experience dealing with insurance contracts for brokers and/or insurers
  • Good IT skills; thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent legal research skills - familiar with using legal resources
  • Ability to draft a diverse range of insurance/commercial agreements and documents in order to support the wide variety of businesses within the Group
  • Ability to draft agreements from scratch without heavy reliance on precedents
  • Participate in meetings and negotiations in the course of which contracts and agreements are developed with customers/suppliers.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines but at same time keeping work and advice to a high standard
  • Ability to deliver legal advice to non-lawyers in a common-sense manner
  • Ability to work comfortably autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proactive and capable of working unsupervised
  • You will have the ability to advise, engage and negotiate with all levels of the business and be capable of undertaking a wide and very varied caseload, balancing priorities accordingly.

Desirable Skills:

  • In-house experience
  • IT experience
  • Data Protection / GDPR experience

Reference: 34960892

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