Insurance Litigation - Lawyer/Associate - Perth

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Job Number: 968948
Work type: Full Time
Location: Perth
Categories: Perth

About us

MinterEllison is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal practices. What sets us apart is we are driven by a strong sense of purpose: We create lasting impacts for our clients, our people and our communities. MinterEllison is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific has this year identified MinterEllison as the equal most ranked firm in Australia, with 24 rankings across practice areas. We also placed as the highest ranked law firm in LinkedIn's 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019.

Our culture

At MinterEllison, our people are our brand.  Every day, every person in our firm plays a vital role in helping clients to close deals, find solutions, resolve disputes, grasp opportunities and create value.  We are a friendly and supportive firm that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our strong reputation in the marketplace.

Your role

A great opportunity currently exists for a lawyer with between 1.5 and 4 post-admission years of experience to join our Perth Insurance and Corporate Risk team.  Led by partners who are nationally recognised for their pre-eminence in insurance law, our team has a diverse and well-established client base, including public liability, professional indemnity and workers' compensation insurers, ASX–and foreign–listed resource and mining companies, vocational regulators, self-insured corporations and not-for-profit organisations.  We advise them on public, professional, product and employers' liability claims, workers' compensation claims, vocational regulation, employment practices liability claims, discrimination claims, defamation allegations and many other insurable liabilities. 

While some experience in advising insurers on policy coverage is desirable, we also recognise the depth of experience that can be acquired working in a plaintiff-focussed practice.

What you need

We welcome applications from lawyers who:

  • have at least 1.5 years technical experience with public, product professional liability and/or employers' liability and workers compensation claims;
  • have experience in advising on the interpretation of insurance policies or who have studied insurance law at a tertiary level;
  • understand and apply reserving philosophies in the insurance industry;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the interpretation and application of the Civil Liability Act and common law of torts and contract;
  • are familiar with District Court, Supreme Court and Federal Court civil procedure and who preferably have experience arguing (or prepared submissions for) disputed interlocutory applications;
  • can explain complex issues to clients clearly and concisely;
  • have unwavering attention to detail and technical excellence;
  • have a strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with clients and industry experts
  • thrive in a highly collaborative environment
  • take pride in their work and who they work for.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.  If you would like further information, please contact Elisa Armiento on +61 3 8610 8403 for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia


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