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RPC - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP
Job Title Construction Associate (Professional Indemnity) London Position Full Time Role Associate Location London Practice Area/Department Construction Description ROLE OVERVIEW The team Our Construction Insurance team is seeking a junior lawyer to join the team in London. The Construction Insurance team is part of the firm's Insurance Group and has a well-established client base, acting for the vast majority of Professional Indemnity insurers in the market as well as many of the UK's largest contractors and construction consultancies, both on joint and direct instructions. The team handles a wide variety of claims against various construction related professionals including engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, design and build contractors and surveyors. The role largely involves defending liability claims both pre and post litigation, but the team also provide advice / representation on associated matters such as adjudication, disciplinary proceedings, arbitration and risk management. The team is also frequently asked to advise insurers on policy coverage aspect of claims. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a number of partners and lawyers within a vibrant and growing team. The work will be varied, interesting and challenging and you will be given autonomy; there will be the opportunity to work on matters involving a range of construction related professions with values ranging from tens of thousands of pounds to multi millions. You will have the opportunity to get involved with business development and client initiatives. The team is top ranked for Professional Negligence in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. The role Management of a caseload of construction professional indemnity claims, including coverage issues Delivering high quality and timely output to clients, ensuring the highest levels of client service and alignment with agreed working practices and client service level agreements Contributing to the development and improvement of the team's service, support, processes and procedures Demonstrating the values and behaviours that for which the team is known and keep it client-focused Working to develop an environment of constant improvement: enthusiastically sharing with and helping others; and taking responsibility for aspects of team development, such as intranet pages, training and induction, process improvements etc. Capturing and collating required Management Information in accordance with agreed practice for clients Will have the opportunity to arrange and attend client events. Knowledge, skills and experience NQ - 5 years PQE The candidate should have construction litigation experience; experience of insurance is desirable but not essential. A good knowledge of legal procedures Excellent organisational skills Excellent communications skills (both orally and in writing) Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and adapt plans accordingly Be able to demonstrate good initiative and problem solving skills, but be conscious of when to consult others Be able to demonstrate good initiative and problem solving skills, but be conscious of when to consult others Have the ability to multi-task and able to manage upwards Attention to detail, good organisational skills and flexibility Be a good team-worker but also strongly self-motivated Be enthusiastic Remain calm under pressure Proactive nature and delivers results High level of confidentiality and integrity Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.
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