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Supporting the disputes team with insurance and reinsurance claims.

The department

Our insurance and reinsurance practice is recognised internationally as an industry leader.  Through our integrated global network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to the insurance sector, including insurance and reinsurance companies; policyholders; captives and mutuals; brokers and other intermediaries; managing agencies and MGAs; TPAs and other service providers.  Our insurance and reinsurance work is high value, likely to be complex and multi-party, and often international in nature.

We have a specialist insurance and reinsurance team of 22 partners and more than 45 lawyers.  In addition, we have an extensive network of legal contacts, experts and correspondent firms whom we can mobilise, as required, worldwide.  We pride ourselves on our in-depth industry knowledge and legal expertise.  Several of our partners have worked directly in the insurance industry.

We are motivated by our clients’ desire for commercial success and, when necessary, we can and do press litigation to its conclusion, committing whatever resources are required and appropriate to the task.  However, our clients’ aim is usually to achieve a satisfactory negotiated solution, including by using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and that is our preferred approach.

We help with:

  • Casualty (GL, EL, PL/Industrial Risk)
  • Construction
  • Energy (Onshore/Offshore)
  • Financial Institutions (FIPI, D&O)
  • Income protection
  • Legacy (short- and long-tail)
  • Life
  • Management Liability (D&O, Fiduciary Liability)
  • Medical Expenses
  • Personal Accident
  • Political Risk/Trade Credit
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Property/BI/CBI
  • Reinsurance (traditional, ILW,ILS)
  • Specialty (specie, fine art, jeweller’s block, cancellation)
  • TMT/IPR/Cyber risks

The Role

Working alongside the Insurance/Reinsurance Partners and being part of a larger team of Senior Associates and Associates in our London office, you will support the disputes team with insurance and reinsurance claims.

Key skills & experience required

  • Qualified lawyer with 5 – 7 years’ PQE;
  • Insurance/reinsurance litigation experience gained from an international practice;
  • Experience with high value, complex claims, mostly in relation to coverage issues.

Additional Information

On occasion, some international travel may be required.

Kindly note that this job description is not contractual.  It will be reviewed periodically and may be amended or altered to meet the needs of the firm.

HFW aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will be considered only on merit and the applicant’s suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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About HFW

HFW is a sector focused global law firm.  We have over 700 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients.

Whether we are solving complex issues within the construction, aviation or shipping industries, or providing advice across insurance, commodities and energy, we are specialist lawyers here to add value to our clients.  We think about the commercial solution first, and then underpin our advice with a solid foundation of legal expertise.

Vacancy Details
Full time
Posted 3/06/2024
Working alongside the Insurance/Reinsurance Partners and being part of a larger team of Senior Associates and Associates in our London office.