Travelers Claim Legal Counsel in London, Ontario

Job Opening ID: 8915BR

Title: Claim Legal Counsel

Country: United Kingdom

State/Region/Province: Surrey, Greater London

City: London, Redhill

Job Category: Claim

Target Openings: 1

Position Type: Experienced/Professional

Company Information:

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary:

Under general direction, provides cost-effective, high-quality legal services to Travelers. This job does not lead others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides high quality, cost effective legal advice and recommendations for action to business clients regarding moderately complex matters which have or may have a financial impact on business activities and operations. Researches legal precedents and principles within area of specialisation or expertise. Identifies unique issues in assigned matters and recommends appropriate responses to those issues. Proactively identifies and communicates risk to internal and/or external customers and provides recommendations on how to mitigate that risk. Responsible for managing external lawyers and advising senior business clients on financially significant and complex matters. Works with inside and/or outside lawyers to research legal requirements, issues and consults on legal strategies within area of specialisation or expertise. Drafts, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line documentation and attendance at seminars and conferences. Builds and maintains strong internal and external client relationships. May act as mentor and coach to less senior lawyers, paralegal/staff; explains issues, ideas and concepts that are incorporated into work assignments. Makes effective use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Ensures timely submission of work product as required. When required, reviews and approves invoices for retained lawyers to ensure appropriate expenses incurred and compliance with corporate retention agreement. Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients Other duties as assigned.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

UK qualification preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Articulate presentation skills, with comfort and skill employing technology. Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills. Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position. Ability to effectively understand and utilise technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology, and other office management programmes. Independent ability to analyse legal issues with minimal supervision. Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work. Works collaboratively with team members and others. Demonstrates superior legal acumen. Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development. Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency. Strong research skills. Strong negotiation skills. Multi-tasking tolerance and success. Decision making and problem solving abilities. Sense of urgency/responsiveness.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

Each individual has responsibility for: Acting in accordance with Travelers Companies Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Business Excellence Policy and all HR policies and procedures Actively engage in risk identification, assessment, control, and reporting including issue/ loss reporting. Manage potential risk within risk appetite, if applicable Delivering high quality service to brokers and customers in line with our service standards Complying with all legal, insurance, regulatory, Lloyds and Sarbannes Oxley rules and guidelines Acting at all time in compliance with the Treating Customers Fairly outcomes Working as a team with colleagues within the Company and the Enterprise Developing strong relationships with our key supporting brokers and customers and all other key external stakeholders Adhering to Company policies and procedures

Physical Requirement:

Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (Can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously) Use of Display Screen Equipment (Continuously)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.