Aon is recruiting a Senior Legal Adviser to join our Litigation team in the UK. This role is for an experienced UK-based lawyer with ability to access either our London or Manchester offices on a hybrid working basis.
The Litigation team is part of the Aon UK law department and this team is primarily responsible for providing advice and risk management support in relation to professional negligence claims against all of Aon's solution lines. The role will principally be focussed on supporting our Wealth business, which provides pensions and investment advice to clients. However, we operate as one team across our range of businesses and opportunities for wider engagement and development will be available.
There is high demand for our expertise in the litigation team and this team is often required to become involved in and advise on issues broader than active litigation. We need an experienced lawyer to support the team and to be responsible for overseeing some of the largest and most complex E&O and litigation matters in the UK.
The team also does a large amount of pre-litigation work which, when it is done effectively, completely mitigates the potential for Aon to have any greater liability thus greatly reducing the risk of financial and reputational loss resulting from E&Os.
From time to time, our businesses receive claims or lawsuits that relate to professional negligence issues. For instance, this could be in our Risk business in relation to insurance broking services we provide to a client. Or it could be in our Wealth business in relation to pension scheme administration services that we provide to a client. Your role will be to support all of our business solution lines in relation to the investigation, defence and settlement of these claims and lawsuits.