Defendant Insurance Lawyer

Full Time
Newcastle NSW
Posted Today
Job description

About Us

Moray & Agnew is one of Australia’s leading specialist law firms with over 650 staff nationally. We have offices in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth and specialise in the areas of insurance, commercial, construction, property and workplace legal services.

Over the last decade, the firm has tripled in size to support the growth of our Australian and international clients. We are passionate about what we do and want you to be too. We value technical excellence and the ability to function independently or in a team.

Successful client relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on the diversity and loyalty of our client base, enjoying close, trusted and long-standing relationships. Clients rely on our capability and dependability, and they value our distinctive personality, accessible partners and friendly culture.

We have been formally recognised by Lawyers Weekly as one of the 25 most attractive firms to work at in Australia. Best Lawyers 2022 ® rewarded us Law Firm of the Year for our expertise in Insurance Law and we are rated by clients and peers in Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories.

We offer a collegiate work environment, modern offices, diverse social events and many staff wellbeing initiatives (including an employee assistance program, discount gym membership and discounted health insurance).

We provide family-friendly workplace policies, including flexible part-time and work-from-home arrangements.

Corporate citizenship

Moray & Agnew is committed to being a good corporate citizen. This impacts everything we do in relation to our people, our clients, our community and our environment.

In 2020 we were a Hunter Business Awards finalist for Excellence in Workplace Culture, Diversity and Inclusion and our Newcastle Managing Partner has previously been awarded Hunter Diversity Champion. Moray & Agnew is a signatory to the Law Society of NSW's Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession and to The National Aspirational Pro Bono Target.

About the role

Due to the continued growth of the practice, an exciting career opportunity exists in our Newcastle office for a defendant insurance lawyer to join our CTP practice. The role involves work on CTP claims which may involve complex liability, quantum and medical issues.

You will work directly for one partner within a collegiate and friendly team of professional staff, with a number of paralegal and secretarial staff to support you.

The role is suitable to candidates seeking a flexible working arrangement, on either a part-time or full-time basis.

You’re encouraged to speak to us about how we can make the role work for you.

About you

Ideally, you will have experience in personal injury claims. Defendant or CTP experience will be highly regarded, but what matters most is the quality of your experience and your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

In addition to solid experience, we are looking for candidates with:

  • outstanding communication and delegation skills
  • a proven track record in delivering excellent client service
  • the ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • self-confidence, initiative and good judgement

A competitive salary is on offer commensurate with your experience and proven capabilities.

If you wish to become part of a well-managed practice with a distinguished reputation, please apply with your application letter and CV. Or for a confidential discussion, please do not hesitate to call our Samantha Morris on (02) 4911 5463.

We are committed to fostering a flexible, inclusive and diverse environment for our employees. We celebrate diverse thinking and experiences and we welcome people of all backgrounds and identities to apply to this position. We encourage our employees to bring their true and authentic self to the workplace. If this opportunity is attractive to you, please submit your cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

Moray & Agnew encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. In the spirit of reconciliation Moray & Agnew acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

If you require any adjustments to participate in our recruitment process, please let us know in your application.

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