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In House Counsel

Morgan McKinley
London, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Competitive
In House Counsel
Job Summary
  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH828274
  • Sep 21, 2022
  • Competitive

Job Description
A leading British-American multinational insurance advisor is hiring a legal counsel providing an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer to make a career-progressing move

The Team

The Legal Department is responsible for advising on legal issues that arise in the course of business, ranging from litigation and claims, to commercial and corporate transactions and contracts, to employment law and compliance and regulatory issues. The team provides seamless legal support on a global basis, with professional staff located in numerous countries around the world.

The Role

Reporting to the General Counsel (GB), you will support the legal needs of various Risk and Broking lines of business and will manage a stimulating and varied range of legal issues, both contentious and non-contentious, primarily relating to insurance and agency law matters. The role will include, where necessary, the retention and oversight of external counsel and to work with other internal counsel.

The Responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:
  • Providing general legal, transactional, and regulatory advice and counsel to risk and broking lines of business and other business and functional areas as required
  • Serving as trusted adviser and resource on legal matters for business segments on legal risks and mitigation strategy
  • Direct involvement with negotiating and drafting of significant commercial agreements
  • Interfacing with Company's business clients, (re)insurers, vendors and other parties
  • Working with the Legal Team in GB (and other territories as required) as a high-functioning and collaborative group
  • Keeping abreast of relevant and proposed legislative change; and
  • Retaining and overseeing external counsel as needed in connection with the provision of legal support to relevant business units

Key Requirements/Qualifications
  • English qualified lawyer
  • Understanding legal issues affecting international insurance brokers and (re)insurance products
  • Managing and resolving contentious claims against brokers
  • Drafting, negotiating and amending commercial agreements relating to the provision of broker and agency services
  • Knowledge of and advising on regulatory issues as they affect brokers' duties and obligations
  • Reporting to and managing relationships with business and functional stakeholders
  • Ability to analyse and summarize key legal and business issues and alternatives for executive decisions
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 3-5 years post qualification experience or other relevant experience

The Benefits
  • Competitive base salary
  • Once-off bonuses at completion of transactions
  • Great pension contribution
  • Varied additional benefits
  • Working closely with senior strategic stakeholders
  • Good work/life balance
  • Hybrid working with 2-3 days in the office per week
  • Clear career progresion and promotion opportunities

To discuss this role further, please reach out to Ivan Buzuk on ibuzuk@morganmckinley.com or 020 7092 0249.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH TOGETHER WITH OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT GOVERN YOUR USE OF MORGAN MCKINLEY SERVICES.

Job ID  BBBH828274
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