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Job Title Professional Indemnity Associate NQ-4 PQE
Position Full Time - Permanent
Role Associate
Location Bristol
Practice Area/Department Professional Risks

RPC is a modern, progressive and commercially-oriented City legal services business. From our offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore we provide advice to both UK and international clients.

What we do
Our practice spans a wide range of industry sectors and is broadly split into two discrete areas: insurance and corporates. Working on both contentious and non-contentious matters, our clients range from large multinationals to growth UK corporate firms and other professional practices, and include many household names .

Why we're different
We have a confident, accessible and enterprising approach that sets performance, service and value at the top of the agenda. Our goal is to do the usual things unusually well, make the complex simple and help our clients build better, stronger businesses. Our success is built on the level of service we give to clients - delivering what they want, on time and in an easily accessible manner.

How we work
We're friendly and approachable, yet we're not afraid to give tough advice and few are more tenacious when it comes to securing the results you need. We ask questions that get straight to the point and listen because we're genuinely interested in our clients and their businesses. We understand how our clients work, the pressures they face, and the ambitions they have. And, of course, we love our work.

Where we work
We act for a large number of international clients with interests throughout the world. We have offices in both the UK and Asia and, as a founder-member of TerraLex - one of the world's largest legal networks ­­- we have strong links with law firms in over 100 jurisdictions allowing us to offer a seamless service to our clients across the globe.

The role

Our Professional & Financial Risks team ("PFR") is seeking a junior lawyer to join the team in Bristol. The PFR 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 and their insureds.

The team handles a wide variety of claims against various professionals including solicitors, insurance brokers, accountants and financial advisers. The role largely involves defending liability claims both pre and post litigation, but the team also provide advice/ representation on associated matters such as regulatory issues, risk management and Ombudsman complaints. The team is also frequently asked to advise insurers on policy coverage aspect of claims. As well as acting for all of the major Professional Indemnity Insurers, the team also acts directly for a number of large professional services firms.

There are currently 7 partners and around 35 associates in the PFR team based in Bristol. The team also has a presence in London.

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 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.

Key responsibilities

Day to day duties are likely to include:

  • Management of a caseload of Professional Indemnity claims, including coverage issues
  • Delivering high quality and timely output to clients, ensuring high 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 attend client events and/or travel, principally to London.

For further information prior to applying, please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Craig Davey on 0752 692 3562 or craig.davey@rpc.co.uk.

Additional Documents
Associate Job Description
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