In House Property Lawyer - Commercial Underwriter

England, London
£Market plus great benefits
24 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Marian Lloyd-Jones
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, In-House
Full time


The UK division of a leading global provider of title insurance and settlement services for residential and commercial real estate transactions.

One of the companies' subsidiaries is a leading insurer of risks involving title and related areas of property and property finance.

The company has a unique range of policies to help lawyers involved in property transactions resolve both known and unknown title issues and help problem transactions close on time.

Due to the company's on-going success they now have an exciting opportunity for a high achiever to be involved in major property deals across the UK.


As a Commercial Underwriter you will play a key role in driving business forward in the UK and Europe.

The role will involve underwriting high net worth commercial legal indemnity risks, negotiating and maximising business profitability by means of effective and flexible underwriting decision and techniques.

You will have significant limits and authority on cases of technical complexity.

You will build strong relationships with clients, solicitors, brokers and business units plus assist the sales team in the development of these relationships through presentations, meetings and corporate events.

In addition you will provide support and guidance to trainee underwriters to develop their technical/commercial proficiency and contribute to ongoing initiatives and projects.

Appropriate underwriting and product training will be given.

Some travel may be required.


This is an outstanding opportunity for a solicitor/qualified lawyer with at least 2PQE, or existing legal indemnity underwriter, who can demonstrate detailed knowledge of commercial and residential property law.

You will have proven experience of handling acquisitions and disposal, landlord & tenant and development work, and the sale and acquisition of commercial sites for development purposes.

You must be a dynamic, ambitious, business minded professional, with sound commercial acumen together with proven ability to influence key decision makers and you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a flair for negotiation and relationship building.

You will be capable of producing high quality work in a flexible, fast-paced environment, be able to demonstrate creativity in resolving unique and challenging business problems and have the ability to effectively assess risk.

Independent and able to work on your own initiative, you will also have the ability to function effectively in a team environment.

Above all, to be successful in this fantastic role you need to show enthusiasm, flexibility and a positive working attitude.

For this you will be rewarded with the opportunity for a very successful career within an expanding global company.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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