In-House Solicitor

Location - Bristol
Employment Type - Full Time - Permanent
Salary - £48,000 - £58,000
Hours Per Week - 37.5

Somerset Bridge Group provide insurance services and expert claims management services in the UK, specialising in private motor and commercial insurance. Our low risk approach to underwriting insurance policies has allowed us to establish a track record of controlled and profitable growth.

Somerset Bridge Group are seeking an in-house solicitor with good quality experience in the Commercial field to join our legal counsel team. You will report directly into the Senior Legal Counsel and support him directly on the contracts side.

You will be employed by the group shared services company and you will provide services and support to the companies within the group. You will work in collaboration with the other departments of the shared services company on contracts and project work.

The successful solicitor will have commercial contracts knowledge, drafting and negotiation skills, and demonstrable ability to handle conflict and provide legal advice in an appropriate and timely manner and understand the effects of key regulatory issues on contractual terms. An understanding of data protection would be desirable.

Your experience should be of good quality, but there is flexibility on experience levels here and we would encourage applications from candidates from 1 years PQE upwards, having trained either an in-house environment or recognised commercial law firm. Experience in the financial services industry would be desirable but not essential.

The successful individual will feel comfortable working in an entrepreneurial company, able to make commercial decisions quickly and confidently.

Skills required:

  • You will be a commercial Solicitor with at least 1 years PQE
  • You will have commercial contracts knowledge, drafting and negotiation skills
  • You should have a strong technical knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships is key
  • Financial Services sector experience is desirable but not essential

Who We Are
At Somerset Bridge Group we aim to build a sustainable and innovative business focused on underwriting, broking and claims handling of UK motor insurance, offering transparent products and an efficient and fair service to our policy holders.