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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel (Insurance) - Vancouver!! ( ID: A4499 )
Career Category: Claims, In-house, Insurance, Legal Counsel
Posted Date: 2021-09-10
Location: Vancouver
High litigation no paper pushing!

Are you an insurance litigator who enjoys being on your feet, actually litigating and going to court?

Are you looking for an opportunity to continue to practice your insurance law but out of private practice and away from the worry of billing and target hours or perhaps, seeking a different more collegial in-house insurance environment than the one you are currently in??

This is an amazing opportunity to do extensive trial work, have independent carriage of your files and be a part of a collegial, experienced team!


Our client, a leading insurance organization, is seeking an experienced lawyer with 2+ years of insurance litigation to their Claims division as Legal Counsel.

As Counsel, the Successful Candidate will work on claims related legal defence matters for the company and its insureds and also as act trusted advisor, providing legal advice on policy and technical issues to the Claims division.

A unique opportunity to continue to gain hands-on litigation experience, while working with a highly experienced collegial group of colleagues in a team-oriented environment.

Job Responsibilities Include:

- Handling a case load of 80-90 litigated files at any given time
- Analyzing and litigating complex tort claims
- Lots of Court time!! Court and court related appearances, including trial, chambers, mediation and examinations for discovery
- Providing high quality cost-effective legal advice and services to the company’s claim staff
- In-depth analysis of legal files for legal, procedural, technical and ethical issues
- Working closely with team members and external counsel


The successful candidate will:

- Have a law degree AND be a member in good standing of the Bar of British Columbia

- Have at least 2 years of insurance litigation experience in person injury and/or insurance defence litigation

- Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to understand, draw upon, articulate and ultimately communicate highly complicated, highly technical legal concepts/theories and practise

- Strong file management skills and the ability to handle a significant case load

- Demonstrable written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate complex and complicated or highly technical legal concept, theories and practices

- Proven ability to work in a customer service oriented and team based environment

Legal Knowledge and Skill:

In addition to the above, the successful candidate must have significant knowledge of and prior practical experience with the following:

- The law pertaining to motor vehicle and personal injury litigation

- The Civil litigation rules and procedures and the supreme Court rules

- The relevant acts and regulations related to insurance

- Familiarity and experience with the principles and techniques involved in claims handling and settlement



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