Defendant Insurance Roles | 1+ PAE to Senior Associate Level

Defendant Insurance Roles | 1+ PAE to Senior Associate Level

Job Title: Defendant Insurance Roles | 1+ PAE to Senior Associate Level
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: IN301118
Contact Name: Bianca Calder
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2018 04:45

Job Description

Seeking insurance lawyers with varying levels of PAE. Public Liability | Product Liability | Workers Compensation | Professional Indemnity  
  • Health Law | Professional Indemnity | Public Liability | Workers Compensation | CTP
  • Career progression available for the right candidate
  • Choose from a number of roles | Apply confidential today
  • FIRM: Join a leading mid-tier law firm with a quality team of health lawyers that has grown rapidly in recent times.
  • WORK: Acting for health and allied health professionals, you will work on a range of files from personal injury insurance matters involving negligence and malpractice to professional indemnity matters including prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings.
  • CANDIDATE:The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years PAE in an insurance team with experience in either professional indemnity, health law and /or disciplinary proceedings.
  • BENEFITS: You will have the opportunity to work on large scale matters including coronial inquests and Commissions of Inquiry which will excel your career while working for a company that really looks after their staff
2 - *NEW* Insurance Litigation Lawyer | 1 to 5+ Years PAE
  • FIRM: This is an opportunity with a high-quality commercial law firm with a team of lawyers that are focused on key areas. They are expanding quickly, with multiple roles due to growth so it is a very exciting time to be a part of the team.
  • WORK: The successful candidate will work in the progressive Brisbane office where you will be exposed to an impressive portfolio of large clients. You will be providing advice to a range of health care providers and retirement living operators including publicly listed groups, private groups and not for profits.  Work mix includes: community living litigation; intellectual property; disputes resolution and workplace relations; as well as health and safety.
  • CANDIDATE: You will have between 1 and 5 Years PAE, ideally with a litigation focus.  You will also have strong commercial skills, demonstrating a motivation for exceptional client service in a specialist environment.  
  • REWARDS:This firm has an open, caring and supportive culture. You will learn from ex top-tier Partners and be promoted for your efforts.
 3 -  WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWYER | Mid-tier Firm | 3-6 Years PAE | Part or Full timE
  • FIRM: Our client is a leading and progressive mid-tier firm with a reputation second-to-none. They pride themselves on providing exceptional client service and quality work, whilst maintaining a close-knit and inclusive workplace, and a real work-life balance underpinned by extremely reasonable budgets.
  • WORK: Insurance Litigation predominately in Workers Compensation on behalf of WorkCover with some exposure to PIPA proceedings. You may also work on some public liability, product liability and general insurance. 
  • CANDIDATE:  You will have at least 3 years post admission experience with either a personal injuries or insurance background, having previously worked on workers compensation matters. While this firm ideally sees this role as part time, they could accommodate full-time for the right candidate.  
  • BENEFITS:  As an award winning mid-tier firm and Employer of Choice, they are a firm who value their staff and as such offer highly competitive salaries as well as genuine work-life balance across the firm.  
4 - INSURANCE LITIGATION ASSOCIATE OR SA | 12 Month Contract | International Firm
  • FIRM: An international firm which will elevate your experience to new heights. This is a true career-defining opportunity which will send you in the right direction for a successful career
  • ROLE: Our client is currently seeking an experienced litigation lawyer for a 12 month contract (finishing end of 2019)
  • WORK:  Your role will be across complex insurance litigation matters to include Financial lines as well as professional indemnity construction matters. Direct experience in these areas is not essential but would be well regarded.
  • CANDIDATE: The right candidate will have at least 3 years PAE and be able to demonstrate high performance in complex litigation matters throughout their career.
  • BENEFITS:  Given this is a contract position, this firm is flexible on salary and is willing to pay high for the right person. You will be given the opportunity to work on large scale matters with some of the biggest clients in the industry.

  • FIRM: A long standing mid-tier firm with a number of specialty areas. This firm has a particular focus on Defendant insurance and is known in the industry for  being at the top of their game.
  • WORK:  General insurance to include public liability and product liability. You will be exposed to a variety of matters and clientele.
  • CANDIDATE: If you have one-year experience in general liability at a mid-tier defendant insurance firm we want to hear from you! Candidates considered from 2 to 4 years PAE, however must have an insurance back ground.
  • BENEFITS: This firm has a fantastic inclusive culture and really looks after its staff with a long list of employee benefits. Remuneration is negotiable in line with relevant experience.
  • FIRM: A national firm which has grown and will continue to grow exponentially.  They are well recognised and highly regarded by industry peers.
  • WORK:  Your role will be across complex insurance matters with a focus on public liability.
  • CANDIDATE: The right candidate will have at least 1 years PAE and be able to demonstrate high performance in insurance throughout their career.
  • BENEFITS:  This is a great opportunity which will send you in the right direction for a successful career. You will be given the opportunity to work on quality insurance matters under the guidance of highly respected Partners.
  • ROLE: Medical Indemnity Lawyer with at least 1 Years’ Experience
  • FIRM: This is one of Australia's leading top tier law firms.  They are an employer of choice with contemporary employee friendly policies and remuneration levels that rival the best.
  • WORK: You will work on some of Australia’s most notable medical negligence claims and professional liability cases. This role is likely to be 95% medical negligence, but there may be some disciplinary work with AHPRA and some health work from an advisory perspective.
  • CANDIDATE:The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 years PAE in an Insurance team with a mid-tier national or top-tier firm. You will also have strong academics (5.5 GPA and above).
  • BENEFITS:This is a career-defining role which tends to pay at or above other rival first tier law firms plus bonuses for exceeding targets. 

  • FIRM:  A well respected law firm with a long and stable history in providing quality advise to a high calibre of clients.  
  • WORK:    You will advise clients on complex statutory and liability claims, property recovery claims, multiple party actions, indemnity and quantum issues, scheme-sensitive matters and complex litigation. This will include a range of sectors including government, hospitality, construction, schools, churches and small businesses.
  • CANDIDATE:    To apply for this position you must have 3 years experience working on defendant liability claims at an insurance firm.
  • BENEFITS:    This firm provides spacious modern offices, together with a high calibre client base and collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • FIRM:  One of Australia’s leading specialist law firms with offices nationwide with a thriving Brisbane office.
  • WORK:  Compensation and administrative law matters acting on behalf of State and Federal Government clients, as well as institutional self-insureds under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme. 
  • CANDIDATE:  The successful candidate will have at least 1 year post admission experience at a reputable firm. You will have considerable exposure to workers compensation matters and be looking to further specialise in this area.
  • BENEFITS:    The culture of this firm is collaborative and team-oriented and they encourage continued learning and development. They have a positive and caring environment and the Partners lead by example. A competitive remuneration package is available for the successful candidate and will be commensurate with your experience. 

  • ROLE: Commercial Litigation Lawyer with Professional Indemnity Focus
  • FIRM: This firm is an employer of choice for Law Staff due to its many qualities including culture, quality of work, low attrition levels, and strong work-life balance promoted heavily by the Partners. These are reinforced by staff endorsements and the firm receiving Employer of Choice, Equity and Diversity awards over several consecutive years.
  • WORK: This is a high performing team environment where you will work on professional indemnity claims across a broad range of industries including the property sector (real estate agents, valuers, surveyors and other property industry participants), the health care sector (including doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists, allied health care professionals and primary health organisations), brokers, accountants and financial advisers. You will also be exposed to directors’ and officers’ liability claims.
  • CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have minimum of 2 years post admission experience in professional indemnity or general liability.
  • BENEFITS:     Remuneration is in line with relevant experience and is market competitive with other national firms. In addition, this firm has leading edge Employee Relations policies and exceptional work-life balance. Your development will also be supported by a number of senior practitioners. 

  • FIRM: Due to growth in their Insurance practice this is a newly created position at a National firm. They have a long standing legal practice with service offerings across a range of sectors.
  • WORK: You will gain exposure to a wide variety of professional indemnity matters. Clients will include a range of professionals to include accountants, health professionals, certifiers, auditors, lawyers, engineers, financial planners and architects.
  • CANDIDATE: You must have at least 4 years post admission experience having worked on a range of professional indemnity matters.
  • BENEFITS:  You will have the opportunity to work with reputable partners and have a clear path for career progression.  This firm also has a great work-life balance and employee benefits including flexible working arrangements, staff mentors, social club and discounted legal services.   

  • FIRM:  A large global law firm with offices across Australia across a range of various disciplines. This office is located in Brisbane’s CBD and has a growth requirement for a general liability insurance lawyers.
  • WORK:  This is a broad role with the opportunity to work across all aspects of insurance litigation including Medical indemnity, Workers Compensation, Public Liability, and CTP common law claims. You decide what area you would like the weighting to be towards.
  • CANDIDATE:  You will have at least 2 years’ experience at a reputable firm in the insurance space across one or more of the relevant areas. The successful candidate will have strong communication and drafting skills and the ability to manage clients under the supervision of a Partner.
  • BENEFITS:    This is a career defining move where you will have an international firm on your CV, gaining exposure to interesting and complex matters with A-list clients. You will also have the opportunity for international secondments, combined with an attractive salary package.
  • FIRM: Due to continued growth, our client is seeking to add an experienced Insurance Lawyer to join their team due to increased exposure to cyber risk.
  • WORK: Working closely with dynamic Partners who are industry leaders in terms of technical skills, this role will see you running a range of insurance litigation including general liability matters with a focus on cyber risk. You will also be exposed to public liability, professional indemnity, product damage and personal injury.
  • CANDIDATE: The right candidate will have at least 2 years post admission experience with candidates being considered up to Associate level. You will have well-developed insurance experience and enjoy problem solving and complex advice work. A passion for cyber risk and interest in developing in this area wold be ideal.
  • BENEFITS:    This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented technician who is looking to have a speciality in a particular area, while still maintaining variety of work. The successful candidate will continue to hone their technical skills, whilst gaining exposure to a range of intellectually stimulating files.    

  • FIRM: National Australian firm with a great reputation for specialising in Defendant insurance has a new position in their, Public and Product Liability team.
  • WORK:  A wide range of public and product liability work with a mix of personal injury and property damage files.
  • CANDIDATE: To be considered for this position you must have 6 years post admission experience in commercial and insurance litigation. You will also need strong technical abilities as well as a proven ability to mentor and manage junior lawyers.
  • BENEFITS: If progression is what you’re looking for promotion at this firm is based on merit not length of service. This firm has a great culture which is diverse, collegiate, innovative and open within their team. They also give back to the community and will offer a competitive remuneration package. 

Join a busy and expanding CBD firms in their first-class insurance teams and leverage off their success and depth of panel work.

At Law Staff we offer all Lawyers a lounge room setting for a relaxed confidential discussion over coffee/tea, allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your skills as well as your prerequisites in that next role. We are full in our disclosure and by the end of the meeting you will be provided with a detailed profile of these and other opportunities for you to go away and research at your leisure.
To apply please click APPLY attaching the relevant documents. Alternatively, please quote Ref No: IN301118 and forward your Professional Profile to:
  • Bianca Calder - 
  • Craig Ashton-Sward - 
If this opportunity is not entirely suitable then we would still enjoy the opportunity of hearing from you. We often work on roles that are not advertised, with a range of opportunities across private practice and in-house. 
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