Two Solicitors required

Organisation
Lockton
Reference
VAC-16993
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Risk
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
PQE
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Lockton is the largest privately own global insurance broker in the world. Our UK and Ireland operations have almost 1,000 FTE across a network of branches, including those situated in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Job Description

 

Our business has achieved significant success in recent years with strong organic growth and positive Client and employee feedback. The internal culture of the organisation, led by our Partners, is recognised as a key differentiator and the quality of service delivery is highly rated by Clients – including The Law Society of Scotland and Solicitor firms in Scotland. 

To maintain these high standards, Lockton is expanding in Scotland and so is investing in talent for the future in our dedicated Law Society of Scotland Team and beyond.

We have two roles, the first of which is dedicated to the production and delivery of Risk Management to the Scottish legal profession. This includes the development of online learning modules and tools, delivery of seminars, writing articles together with identifying loss trends and building procedures and processes which will aid clients in both their understanding and elimination of risk. 

The second, is a role within our Transactional Risks team working with a broad base of clients, both buyers and sellers, as well as for the firms that advise them.   The role will include reviewing and advising on transaction documents, Due Diligence and various M&A related insurance products, including Warranty and Indemnity, Tax and Contingent insurances and the candidate will ideally have past experience in Corporate Legal work. 

Employee Specification

  • Scottish qualified solicitor with experience of working in the legal profession in private practice, within the public sector or as “in-house” legal resource
  • Experience and knowledge of Scottish residential property work – Risk Management Role
  • Experience of Corporate Legal work – Transactional Risks Role
  • Experience of building relationships with stakeholders
  • Interested in risk management and compliance for law firms

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills – writing reports, articles, letters and presentations as well as delivering talks and seminars internally and externally; ability to communicate openly and confidently, conveying a high level of integrity and credibility
  • Understanding a collaborative organisational culture
  • Strong stakeholder management and client engagement skills
  • Ability to think and act strategically as well as being tasked focused
  • Self-starter – motivated and able to work to deadlines with authority
  • Commercial awareness of the legal sector
  • Awareness of The Master Policy for Professional Indemnity Insurance (desirable)
  • Flexible – able to adapt to changing situations and competing demands

 

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