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4 months ago
Legal Works Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Bonus
Location: London, City, East London, North London, West London
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4
Contact: Andrew Nelson
Sector: Insurance and Reinsurance
Category: Associate Jobs, Fee Earner Jobs, Lawyer Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Excellent opportunity for an experienced commercial solicitor (2PQE+) with UK arm of an international corporate.


The company is the UK subsidiary of a leading American Corporate Group that has offices throughout the globe within the property and insurance sectors. The company is a leading insurer of risks involving title and related areas of property and property finance. It has a unique range of policies to help lawyers involved in commercial and residential property transactions resolve both known and unknown title issues and help problem transactions close on time.

Due to the Company's on-going success Legal Works are pleased to be recruiting a commercial underwriter for a new role for a high achiever to be involved in major property deals across the UK.


As a Commercial Underwriter you will play a key role in driving business forward in the UK and Europe.

The role will involve underwriting high net worth commercial legal indemnity risks, negotiating & maximising business profitability by means of effective & flexible underwriting decision and techniques. You will have significant limits & authority on cases of technical complexity.

You will build strong relationships with clients, solicitors, brokers and business units plus assist the sales team in the development of these relationships through presentations, meetings and corporate events.

In addition you will provide support & guidance to trainee underwriters to develop their technical/commercial proficiency and contribute to ongoing initiatives and projects.

Appropriate underwriting and product training will be given.

Some travel may be required.


An outstanding opportunity for a solicitor/qualified lawyer with circa 2PQE+, or existing legal indemnity underwriter, who can demonstrate detailed knowledge of commercial & residential property / real estate law.

YOU will have proven experience of handling acquisitions & disposals, landlord & tenant & development work, & the sale & acquisition of commercial sites for development purposes.

YOU must be an ambitious, business minded professional, with sound commercial acumen together with proven ability to influence key decision makers;

YOU will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a flair for negotiation & relationship building.

YOU will be capable of producing high quality work in a flexible, fast-paced environment, be able to demonstrate creativity in resolving unique & challenging business problems & have the ability to effectively assess risk.

Independent & able to work on your own initiative, YOU will also have the ability to function effectively in a team environment.

If you would like to speak with our retained Consultant ANDREW NELSON in respect of this position or similar vacancies, or if you would like a discussion about your career or the market in general please do call in the strictest confidence on the listed numbers / email address.


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