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In House Legal Counsel

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

What we are looking for:

We are searching for a commercially minded individual with a strong background in resolution of motor insurance fraud litigation to join us in a new and forward-thinking role on a 12-month fixed-term contract. You will ensure that the appropriate outcome is achieved to control and minimise Direct Line Group’s exposure to fraud, with a focus on balancing commercial and financial requirements with protection of our genuine customers. You will have been qualified as a solicitor for at least 5 years, and have a current practising certificate.

Who you’ll be working with:

This is an excellent and unique career opportunity for a skilled Insurance Fraud Solicitor to be part of our Counter Fraud function, reporting into our Group Legal Department. In this role you will demonstrate a clear focus on detection, and prevention and disruption of fraud, as well as supporting and advising our fraud claims handlers in order to achieve optimum outcomes.

What you’ll be doing

  • You will be accountable for management of a portfolio of litigated insurance fraud cases, delivering clear and accurate advice, and desired outcomes within the relevant timescales.
  • Actively share and demonstrate technical skills, experience, and know-how across our Counter Fraud function and the wider the business
  • You will act as a legal specialist on relevant areas of law providing strategic legal and technical oversight to develop and support the teams.
  • Ensuring the business operates in line with all legal and regulatory expectations

What we’ll give you

Join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most exciting departments in the business, working with industry leaders on huge household brand names. In addition to your role within our Counter Fraud team, you will also be part of our Group Legal team who will provide ongoing support to ensure that your qualification, knowledge and strategic focus develops and remains current.

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.

Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.