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Legal Counsel – Insurance/Commercial in Sevenoaks at Elevate

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

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Job Description

Elevate’s is searching for a lawyer with commercial contract and insurance experience, to assist the group general counsel of an innovative insurance firm based in South East London.

You might be the right person if you have:

  • Substantial experience of advising on legal insurance matters. 
  • A dynamic and driven individual with initiative and a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Ability to draft agreements from scratch without heavy reliance on precedents.
  • Ability to participate in meetings and negotiations in the course of which contracts and agreements are developed with customers/suppliers.

Specifically, you will:

  • Review, update, draft and advise on general insurance matters including binding authorities, claims handling agreements, Broker TOBAs, co-insurance & reinsurance agreements, AR and IAR agreements, outsourcing arrangements, aggregator and software house agreements.
  • Provide advice on FSMA and FCA regulatory requirements.
  • Review, update, draft and advise on general commercial and other contracts for the supply and sale of goods or services agreements.
  • Review, update and improve procedures to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Deal with contentious matters as and when required, including but not limited to drafting letters before action, settlement agreements and attending court or tribunal hearings.
  • Where applicable, adhere to Company processes about FCA compliance and Treating Customers Fairly.
  • Where applicable, ensure that DPA, FCA, FSC and other regulatory requirements are met.

Skills for Success:

  • Excellent legal research skills - familiar with using legal resources.
  • A dynamic and driven individual with initiative and a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to draft a diverse range of insurance/commercial agreements and documents to support the wide variety of businesses within the Group.
  • You will have the ability to advise, engage and negotiate with all levels of the business and be capable of undertaking an extensive and very varied caseload, balancing priorities accordingly.


  • Experienced Solicitor / Barrister with at least five years post qualification experience.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

•         Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.

•         Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.

•         Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

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