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In House Legal Counsel

Direct Line House, LS1 8HZ
Fixed Term Contract (Fixed Term)
Full time
Ref:R-5358

At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way. And they’re helping us transform the industry we lead.

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Counter Fraud function as a Legal Counsel on a 12-month fixed- term contract, based in our Leeds Headrow office.  The role also reports into our Group Legal Department, and there will be a requirement to travel to our Head Office in Bromley. In this role you will support, advise and encourage our Counter Fraud departments to adopt current strategies by providing expert, commercial and cost-effective legal services to Direct Line Group.

What being Legal Counsel involves:

  • Demonstrate a clear focus on detection and prevention of fraud.
  • Deliver clear, accurate and succinct advice within relevant timescales and to manage a portfolio of litigated files and proactive approach when advising businesses.
  • Proactively share and leverage technical skills, experience, and know-how across Direct Line Group and within the Legal and Counter Fraud Functions.
  • Understand the strategic needs of Counter Fraud arena to ensure legal knowledge is directed to business matters of high value and high strategic importance with material financial impact upon Direct Line Group.
  • Manage legal risk within Direct Line Group to ensure risks are identified, evaluated, escalated in timely manner and to formulate robust solutions to mitigate or manage legal risk.
  • Ensure all legal support complies with current Group Legal Policy and the legal and regulatory framework within which Direct Line Group businesses operate.

Skills we are looking for:

  • 8+ years PQE or equivalent experience  in motor insurance fraud with an emphasis on fraud litigation.
  • Ability to establish, build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to keep up to date on relevant legal, regulatory and market developments.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.


Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.