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6 months ago
Bygott Biggs
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 4
Contact: Kelly Barker
Sector: Professional Negligence
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Our client is a pre-eminent firm with a strong presence in the City and internationally as well as a growing and highly regarded Bristol office.


Its Insurance and Construction team advises insurance entities, and professional firms on a range of professional risk and construction issues globally. With expertise across an international network, they achieve efficient results that achieve their clients’ business objectives. Their reputation is built on defending professionals in claims, receiving instructions from both insurers and the insured firms themselves, who are recognised leaders in their profession. They also act in relation to pure construction disputes.


The team also a proven track record for handling professional indemnity claims across the range of professions and jurisdictions, and also in the corporate, commercial and financial sectors.


The Role:


Our client is seeking to recruit an associate to join the Bristol insurance team to focus predominantly on defending claims against construction professionals (including architects, engineers, project managers and quantity surveyors) and coverage disputes.


Your caseload will routinely involve mediations and litigation (generally in the Technology and Construction Court) and you will gain arbitration and adjudication experience.


Day to day, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a senior lawyer who is a specialist in this area. You will also work with other partners and associates across other offices as part of a collegiate and supportive international group.


Person Specification:


  • Excellent academics and commercially driven.


  • Applicants should ideally have between 0 – 3 years’ post qualified experience in professional indemnity work, ideally in relation to the construction industry but our client will consider candidates with insurance experience gained in other areas.


  • Applicants will ideally have worked for a leading law firm for known for its insurance work.


  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development in Bristol and London.


  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.


  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.


  • An enthusiastic and team-oriented approach is essential.

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