Senior Associate - Dublin
Ideally, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 8 years PQE (other PQEs would be considered) with a solid and proven track record in professional indemnity work with a particular emphasis on construction claims.
DWF and the Dublin office
Recently listed as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe by the Financial Times, DWF is a global legal business with over 2900 people working in 27 offices around the world that is transforming legal services through our people for our clients.
With a well-established office in Dublin employing approx. 45 people, the Dublin partners are working on large scale international transactions and are looking for a number of high calibre and highly motivated people in the following roles.
DWF is a collective trading name for the international legal practice and multi-disciplinary commercial business comprising DWF LLP and its subsidiaries and affiliated undertakings, the practising entities of which are separate and distinct law firms and other entities. Our lawyers are subject to the rules of the regulatory body with whom they are admitted. DWF in Ireland is a general partnership established under the laws of the Republic of Ireland. It is regulated by the Law Society of Ireland and its principal place of business is 5 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1.
The main remit of the role
Understanding client requirements and providing practical answers to problems whilst ensuring best practice and technical accuracy at all times is crucial in this role. The successful candidate will form a key part of a busy team that covers all of the following areas;
Professional indemnity work (all areas), GL claims and Personal /catastrophic injury claims,
It is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy and ambitious team within the Dublin office.
Main function of job:
To assist partners in the effective conduct of cases and to take responsibility for your own caseload under supervision.
Significant contact with insurer and insured and privately funded clients, together with counsel, expert witnesses, the courts and other parties in a very busy and dynamic team.
To contribute actively to practice area targets. To work on client relationship management, business development and assist with the growth of the team and its revenue. The role presents significant opportunities for training, growth and development in a unique team.
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.
Key skills/knowledge required:
Proactive in developing own expertise and skills and in sharing learning with others.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF
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