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Property and Casualty Senior Associate

Employer
Auston Legal
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Jul 2024
Reference
AL1048

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Job Details

Our client is an international law firm that has insurance as a core sector. This top-tier insurance practice advises clients ranging from large multinationals to growth UK corporate firms and other professional practices. 

The Role 

The Property & Casualty (P&C) team is seeking a Senior Associate to join the team in London. The P&C team is part of the firm's Insurance Group and has a well-established client base, acting for a significant number of the most important household and commercial property insurers in the market. 

You will get to handle a wide variety of claims arising out of property damage and business interruption losses, including (amongst other things) fire, water, subsidence, construction and impact damage. The role encompasses advising insurers on coverage and acting in coverage disputes, defending claims which are made against insureds and pursuing subrogated recovery claims on behalf of insurers. 

Key requirements: 

  • Ideally 4+ PQE.
  • Should have experience of advising on coverage and acting in High Court litigation in defence and/or subrogated proceedings. 
  • A strong technical knowledge and understanding of insurance law, tort and contract. 
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills. 
  • Ability to think strategically, to adapt to shifting priorities and adapt plans accordingly. 
  • A team worked, both with clients and colleagues. 
  • Enthusiastic and able to remain calm under pressure. 

Please contact Laila Caruso for more details on 07974 820298 or laila@austonlegal.com

Company

Formed in January 2013, Auston Legal is a boutique legal recruitment consultancy specialising solely in the Insurance sector.  We are experienced in all areas of insurance with a focus on premium lines of commercial insurance and are well connected with all firms active in the sector.  As insurance market specialists, we understand what you do, the various nuances of the insurance sector and we consistently remain up to date on current market trends.
We are best known for our work in London and the regions but are also experienced in advising on relocations to/from Australia, New Zeald and South Africa. 


In addition to managing recruitment processes across the insurance sector we are:
Retained by a leading UK insurance law firm to assist with all London insurance recruitment needs. We are in our 10th year of being annually retained by this client. 
Retained by a global law firm to focus on partner level recruitment across the firm’s network of UK offices. 
Working as Recruitment Partner with a boutique policyholder firm which launched in 2020.  Now with 2 offices in the UK, we have played an integral role in the growth of the firm. 
Helping a transatlantic law firm grow its London Insurance Practice with the hire of 3 market leading partners and a number of associates. 
Secured an insurance team for the City office of a recognised National firm. 
Completed detailed search reports into specific target firms as part of our clients’ feasibility study into targeting prospective key insurer clients. 
Working closely with a leading Underwriter on a number of key UK appointments 

 

Our Team

Adam Houghton
Adam founded Auston Legal in January 2013 after building and managing dedicated legal teams in the City. Before forming the company he spent several years at an award-winning Search Consultancy where he led key accounts for annually retained clients focusing on partner level and team search assignments. 
Adam has a thorough knowledge of all types of recruitment, he works at all levels of experience with a focus on senior level appointments with the majority at partner level. 
Adam has been retained on both an individual assignment and annual basis by several leading firms, is regularly called upon to complete detailed research into specialist sectors and regularly advises firms in the formulation of their insurance sector strategy. 

Laila Caruso
Laila has almost 20 years’ experience in the legal recruitment sector, working across different areas of legal practice.  She began her career with an award-winning City boutique legal search firm, working with Adam on partner level searches for individual and annually retained clients.  
Laila has focused on litigation recruitment since 2017, she joined Auston Legal in March 2020 to focus solely on the insurance sector.
Laila read Law and History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and completed her LLM with SOAS and King’s College London in 2004. 

George Molyneux Buckley 
After graduating with a 1st Class Law degree, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive and spending almost 10 years as an insurance lawyer, George moved into legal recruitment. He has since established himself as the only specialist recruiter of commercial insurance lawyers across the North and the Midlands.  
In line with his growing reputation, George was shortlisted for Recruitment/Talent Professional of the Year at the 2022 ‘Made in Manchester’ Awards. 
George has assisted in moves at all levels of seniority, at both Solicitor and Partner level.  Whilst he is known for his work in professional indemnity and property damage, he is experienced in all areas of non-injury insurance recruitment. 
Joining Auston Legal in February 2022 in line with the launch of our Manchester office, George leads our practice in the North and the Midlands on recruitment assignments across various specialist insurance lines. 

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