ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Claims Counsel - Liability - Christchurch

Are you looking for your next challenge? We have an opportunity to grow and develop your skills with NZ's largest general insurer.

IAG is New Zealand's largest general insurance company and operates under the State, AMI, NZI and Lumley brands, as well our niche brands - Lantern, NAC, and Swann. We're an organisation that embraces innovation, creative ways of thinking, and empowering our people as the heart of our business.

We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced insurance litigation solicitor to join our dynamic NZI liability claims team. This is a part-time role (56 hour per fortnight) with the ability to be based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington or Christchurch.

About the role

You'll be responsible for handling the full range of claims under professional indemnity, D&O, general liability and statutory liability policies from the first notification through to resolution. You'll be involved in providing technical supervision and mentoring support for the junior members of the team. The position presents the opportunity for you to handle a wide variety of claims against different professions and trades and to use your talents to bring them to a successful conclusion. You'll also be involved in instructing solicitors and loss adjusters, assessing indemnity, liability and quantum and maintaining appropriate reserves.

About you

The ideal applicant will be legally qualified with at least 4 years of litigation experience preferably specialising in professional indemnity claims, or will hold a law degree with at least 4 years' experience in private practice. You'll be enthusiastic, have the ability to manage claims efficiently, and be a good team player.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary + discretionary annual performance bonus
  • Positive, inclusive team environment where we welcome individuality and celebrate diversity
  • Generous discounts on IAG insurance
  • Health and wellness benefit
  • Opportunity to join the IAG employee share plan, along with a company contribution
  • Corporate discounts at various retailers…

… and much more!

We're committed to creating a flexible and inclusive work environment that supports all our people to reach their potential

How to Apply

To submit your interest in this role, please click here. If you would like further information about this role, please contact Anna McHugh on 03 977 3897 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Wednesday, 20 December at 5.00pm