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Job Title: Senior Legal/Litigation Counsel (Insurance Industry) ( ID: O1060 )
Career Category: Insurance, Legal, Property And Casualty, Trial Experience
Posted Date: 2013-02-04
Location: Mississauga
Our client, a leading Canadian Property and Casualty Insurer and award winner for their Corporate Culture, is seeking to add a Senior Litigator with at least 10-15 years of Property and Casualty Insurance Defence Litigation and Trial experience, to their team. The successful candidate will be a seasoned trial lawyer in the insurance litigation bar.

As Legal Counsel, you will provide in-house litigation and other legal services with respect to all activities relating to the conduct of the defence of bodily injury, accident benefits and property loss claims. A large part of this role will be coaching junior litigators through trials, providing them with the assistance and guidance, enabling them to conduct trials independently.

Responsibilities will include:

- Research and Preparation of legal opinions on coverage issues, liability and quantum of damages

- Carriage of and responsibility for the delivery of cost effective and efficient resolutions of disputed claims.

- Preparation of pleadings and related materials.

- Conducting Examinations for Discovery.

- Court Attendances for motions, pre-trials and trials.

- Attendance at arbitration and mediation hearings.

- Preparation of materials for and conducting continuing education sessions.

- Mentoring younger counsel with respect to their ongoing claims files.


You are the ideal candidate if you:

- Bachelor of Law Degree; Member in Good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
- 10-15 Years of Insurance Defence Arbitration and Litigation experience with a focus on Bodily Injury, and some experience with Accident Benefits and Property Matters
- Have prior experience in personal injury litigation matters gained at a Defence Litigation practice
- Proven Litigation Skills including TRIAL and ARBITRATION experience
- Ability to interact with claims personnel and other departments within the organization
- Professional level of English proficiency, both oral and written, is required
- Superior analytical, negotiation and communication skills
- Customer Service Oriented
- Action and Results Oriented
- Self-Starter
- Independent Thinking
- Attentive to details
- Adept at working either independently or in a team environment

If this describes you, and you are interested in joining a fast-paced organization that provides a competitive compensation package, send us your details. ONLY those with the requisite experience will be considered and/or contacted.



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