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21000765 Requisition #

Excellent opportunity to join our top tier insurance practice and Insurance Advisory team.


About CMS


CMS is a Future Facing firm.  With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role

Our Insurance Advisory team is looking to recruit a new associate/senior associate to assist with our wide range of complex, high value matters for insurance market players.  You will have the opportunity to work with an enviable client base, including many of the leading insurers and major brokers. The team are known for being highly commercial in their advice and offer the prospect of working closely with key clients, alongside being encouraged to develop your own contacts/network in the market.

Our Insurance Advisory team advises on a wide range of insurance market documentation including drafting and advising on binding authority agreements, claims handling agreements, TPA agreements,  service level agreements and terms of business agreements.  We also advise on captive and reinsurance arrangements and structures.  We work closely with our regulatory and data protection colleagues to provide a seamless service.

The Insurance Advisory team sits within our busy and growing Insurance & Reinsurance Group.  Key areas of work include wide ranging professional indemnity disputes (particularly defending claims against finance professionals, solicitors, insurance brokers and construction professionals), financial lines, marine, healthcare, defendant clinical and professional risks as well as complex policy coverage matters, reinsurance and cyber risks and insurance advisory (including drafting and advising on binding authority agreements, claims handling agreements, service agreements and TOBAs).

There is the opportunity to specialise in Insurance Advisory, as well as to gain exposure to claims if that is of interest.


About You

The right individual will have 2 PQE+ gained at a City, insurance, major regional or leading international firm with strong experience advising clients in major insurance undertakings.

You will have excellent drafting skills and the ability to translate legal theory into practical, commercial advice.

Due to the role being client facing you will need to have sound judgement and good interpersonal and project management skills.


Equal Opportunities


At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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