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Senior Associate - Professional Indemnity - Dublin

Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft Dublin is a full services law firm specialising in insurance, professional indemnity, defendant personal injury, health, commercial litigation and employment work. 

We offer a local service to all clients, whether based in the UK, Ireland or internationally. Our team of partners, lawyers and support staff work together to provide a client-led service, which responds swiftly and effectively to all matters.

Since the inception of our Dublin office we have established ourselves as one of Ireland's fastest growing and most recognised firms within our areas of expertise. We have achieved this by providing a unique offering which can be tailored to the specific requirements of each of our clients. We provide this bespoke service incorporating sound, pragmatic and commercial advice in a cost effective way.

Role Responsibility

We are looking to appoint a Senior Associate to join our existing team.  Main responsibilities include:

  • Handling a caseload focused on a mix of professional indemnity, directors and officers insurance and general coverage cases
  • Developing and maintaining close relations with our insurer clients and their insureds
  • Playing a vital role in the development and promotion of DAC Beachcroft Dublin through business development, networking and profile raising activities, including contributing to marketing, training and knowledge sharing within the team and throughout the firm
  • Assisting the partners in the day to day running of the office overseeing the associated administrative tasks as and when appropriate
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firm’s data security protocols

The Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified solicitor in Ireland
  • Experience in commercial litigation and some exposure to the insurance litigation market is preferred
  • Experience of providing coverage advices and dealing with coverage disputes would be of benefit
  • Experience of using alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Strong technical skill and an ability to understand and work through complex issues
  • A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues and to be client- focused
  • Ability to operate a high level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority
  • Change oriented with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives and a willingness to assist in the success of DAC Beachcroft Dublin
  • Team oriented and collegiate with an experience of and a willingness to mentor, coach and supervise less experienced members of teams
  • Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships, undertake client marketing and influence at all levels. Ability to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues
  • Strong organisational skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of professional indemnity claims

About the Company

Our culture and approach

If you are planning to apply to DAC Beachcroft, we want you to understand why we are here and how we work together: these things are expressed in our purpose and vision, underpinned by our cultural principles, strategy and brand.

Our purpose is to help our clients and our colleagues succeed, creating sustainable value.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work.

We work collaboratively across our teams and encourage cross-team working so that we can use our expertise to find creative solutions for our clients. 

Our team members are encouraged to develop their own client contacts and relationships from the start of their career with us.  We are proud of our client base, who provide us with repeat business and top-quality instructions.  We also have the backing of a truly international firm further bolstering our capabilities.

We encourage diversity and our relationship with our colleagues is underpinned by our employer brand “A Life That Works”.  Our teams work hard, but we offer genuine flexibility to allow you to meet your personal and work commitments through our Flex Forward initiative (https://jobs.dacbeachcroft.com/whats-in-it-for-you/). 

We are also a diverse organisation and we continue to strive to be more so, through extensive colleague networks. Our culture and inclusivity underpins an impressive legal pedigree.

About the firm

DAC Beachcroft Ireland has over 80 employees and is continuing to grow. We are part of DAC Beachcroft LLP, an international law firm comprising in excess of 2,500 staff and benefiting from the depth and reach of a legal network with coverage across Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and North America. Our clients benefit from the management and quality systems of a truly international law firm.

DAC Beachcroft Dublin holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard and in 2013 achieved the Gold Investors in People award.

Application Details

We hope that you will decide to make an application to join us and look forward to discussing how DAC Beachcroft can help you on your career path and how you can help us to continue making our firm a success.

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

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