Law Graduate Wanted

Salary: Competitive
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Legal & Law

We are a niche business specialising in Professional Negligence insurance primarily for financial advisers. We both underwrite risks and handle claims, acting for a number of leading insurers. We require an additional Claims Handler to help us with our workload. The role would consist of the following tasks:

• Preparation of claim reports
• Establishing and updating reserve estimates
• Referring policy points to insurer
• Handling of correspondence between insured, broker, insurer and claimant
• Preparation of defence and assisting insured with letters where required
• Consulting Claims Director/Senior Claims Handlers on difficult cases or where sums claimed large
• Meeting service standards, operating within any delegated authority provided by insurer
• Negotiating settlement of cases
• Reporting to underwriters and brokers
• Carrying out peer reviews
• Checking offer approval forms
• Assisting in marketing the department to potential clients
• Preparation of articles for use in promoting the claims handling service and supporting underwriting effort

Candidate requirements
• Law degree, preferably 2:1, and 3 “A” levels of at least grade C
• Excellent negotiation and communication skills
• Strong commercial approach with ability to build great relationships with colleagues, insureds and the insurance market
• High level of initiative and self-motivation
• Willingness and quickness to learn
• Flexible with ability to multitask
• Computer literate

No experience of financial services necessary.

What we offer in return
• Starting salary of circa £22.5K plus bonus
• Attractive benefits package including private health and dental insurance, life insurance, private pension plan and generous holiday allowance
• Comprehensive in-house training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression

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