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Job Title Associate - Insurance Litigation
Job Location Toronto
Job Type Fee earners
Country/Territory Canada
Region The Americas

The Role

Clyde & Co has an opening for a seasoned Associate with experience in insurance and/or civil litigation experience to join the insurance litigation group. As a lawyer at our Firm, you will engage in matters involving all aspects of litigation including advising clients, examinations for discovery, commercial litigation, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. You will have the opportunity of working in one of the leading international law firms in the insurance market, while further developing your career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing legal analysis and advice in litigation, with a focus on specialty lines of insurance, professional negligence claims, construction professional litigation, and other sectors including insurance coverage related to municipal liability, police liability, occupier's liability, liquor liability, property insurance, and product liability.
  • In conjunction with partners, having carriage of coverage and litigation files, from initial assessment, pleadings, motions, discovery through mediation, pre-trial, and trial.
  • Analyzing legal and factual issues and advising clients.
  • Attending at examinations for discovery.
  • Preparing correspondence to counsel opposite and clients.
  • Working with and mentoring junior lawyers.
  • Maintaining relations with the insurers and insureds.
  • Reviewing documents in preparation for litigation.
  • Submitting filings to the court.
  • Appearing in court, independently or with partners, to argue motions, attend pre-trials and mediations.
  • Assisting with or conducting solo preparations and attending independently or with partners at trials or other adjudicative hearings.
  • Attending Ontario or other Canadian Bar Association events for the purpose of professional and business development opportunities.
  • Performing certain tasks related to the practice management side of the legal work.
  • Developing his/her overall set of skills in an on-going fashion.
  • Meeting other related business needs or priorities as they may arise from time to time.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Graduate from a recognized University / Common Law School with a license to practice law in Ontario (member in good standing with the Ontario Bar)
  • 6-8 years of post-qualification coverage and civil litigation experience
  • Relevant experience with professional indemnity - including design professionals and engineers, insurance brokers, accountants, with trial experience.
  • Exceptional legal writing and communication skills.
  • Sound judgement and legal reasoning, excellent analytical skills, and creativity in solving problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies, present a clear plan to the client, and communicate instructions rigorously and precisely.
  • Proven advocacy talent.
  • High integrity and intellectual rigor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and keen interest in building client relationships.
  • Able to work independently, as well as in a team.

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm. We:

  • Work as one We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Fee Earners Competencies

Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations.

The competencies are used to inform all aspects of Fee Earner career development. They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas:

  • Technical Excellence
  • People and Team
  • Client Relationships & Business Development
  • Finance and Practice Management
  • Personal Effectiveness

This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.