Professional Indemnity Insurance SA or SC

Location: Brisbane
Discipline: partner & special counsel, lawyer (incl associate & senior associate)
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Bianca Calder

Contact email:
Job ref: PI020122
Published: 7 months ago
  • Opportunity for an Senior Associate or Special Counsel
  • Financial and Construction Lines
  • Growing National Firm
  • Leading Remuneration & Benefits 
Law Staff has been engaged by the Board of a resourceful and highly regarded national insurance firm to assist with the management of their professional indemnity team. 

This firm has been quite progressive in terms of their workplace flexibility and are only requiring staff to be in the office when they need. Most staff aim to be in the office 2 days a week but this also includes flexible hours i.e you could start at 7.30am and finish at 4:00pm and the idea is everyone takes accountability for their day. The firm  also embraces “dress for your day” where you can wear casual clothes unless you have a client meeting. 

 It has an established multi-million dollar Brisbane fee base and has a requirement for a strong technician in Professional Indemnity in either or both areas:
  • Financial Lines - acting for insured Accountants, Financial and Investment Advisers, Stockbrokers, Fund Managers, Mortgage Brokers, as well as Directors & Officers.
  • Construction Lines - acting for insured Engineers, Architects,  Surveyors, Valuers, Town Planners, Certifiers, Construction Managers, and Project Managers.
This firm is recognised by its peers for its technical expertise as a specialist insurance practice, and this impressive practice acts for prominent insurance houses, underwriters, and institutional self-insureds. 

The firm's Partners and Lawyers pride themselves on their ability to relate to clients and deliver superior legal advice through technical excellence, commercial insight, well-developed communication skills, and the ability to run claims systematically meeting stringent timelines.

The successful candidate will join a team of dedicated professionals credited by peers as having a strong industry presence in their respective areas. 

As part of its growth strategy, the Brisbane office is looking to appoint a senior Professional Indemnity Lawyer.

Needless to say this person will be given the opportunity for workplace flexibility and working remotely during COVID-19.

At Senior Associate or Special Counsel level you will have the confidence to assume responsibility for the full conduct of your files, the ongoing management of client relationships, as well as in mentoring and team leadership.

Ideally you will have experience with a mid or top tier insurance firm acting on behalf of a number of prominent insurers or international underwriters.

You can expect to be remunerated in accordance with the profile you personally carry in your area of practice and any relationships you can bring to the table.

In challenging times, there has been the need for law firms to re-calibrate in order to maintain a competitive advantage and a sustainable profit pool for its  Senior Lawyers. Those that have managed this well have emerged as magnets to others looking to transition to a more innovative and profitable platform. 

With 30 years as specialist consultants to the legal profession, Law Staff has an impressive history of facilitating discreet moves for Partners, Special Counsel, Directors and whole teams. These moves have been to specialist, mid or top tier practices, all while providing critical intelligence on:
  • Individual profitability of the relevant firms;
  • Partnership structures and equity distribution;
  • Strategic growth plans;
  • Intra/Cross practice compatibility;
  • Historical transitions;
  • Performance expectations; as well as
  • Partnership culture and idiosyncrasies (trust us when we say that no one firm is perfect).
Most importantly, we will only ever confer with the relevant Managing Partner after you have done your research and at a time when you have expressed in writing that you are ready to take that cautious next step. Absolutely everything stays in the vault until that time. A list of partner references can be made available at your request.


At Law Staff we offer a virtual meeting over FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype  allowing you to comfortably provide us with an understanding of your considerations in that next move. 
To request a confidential meeting, please click APPLY and upload your Profile. Alternatively quote Ref: PI020122 and email your Resume for an uncompromising confidential discussion to Bianca Calder - 
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If this role 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 positions across private practice and in-house.  

LawStaff | Level 22 HSBC Bld | 300 Queen St | Brisbane (07) 3221 1229  

Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.