Legal Director – Aviation Liability

CLYDE UK SERVICES COMPANY Published: May 28, 2024
London, United Kingdom
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The Role

Department : Aviation Liability

Location : London

Role : Legal Director

The Team

Our Aviation liability practice is renowned throughout the aviation sector, with a substantial track record of advising airlines and their insurers in relation to aviation loss and damageand complex multi-jurisdictional claims.

Our team hold extensive experience of advising on a wide range of aviation, space, insurance and reinsurance issues.

The carrier liability practice is predominantly focused on advising and defending airlines and their insurers / reinsurers including cargo insurance.

We act for a significant number of the worlds airlines, including flag carriers, regional airlines, start-ups and low cost carriers.

The Role

This role will focus on providing our multifaceted client base with a variety of aviation liability services.

The principal areas of practice will include; aviation insurance, airlines, airports, cargo, catastrophe work, general aviation multi-jurisdictional, passenger, personal injury, products, reinsurance and subrogation.

Aviation liability including hull claims, major accidents, cargo, personal injury, insurance coverage and general aviation principally within Europe and the Middle East.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Acts as an expert in aviation liability, advising colleagues and sharing knowledge.
  • Hold strategic business knowledge and have strong working relationships with clients within the aviation industry.
  • Be able to supervise, coach and mentor members of the team effectively, acting as a trusted manager.
  • Support the growth and development of members of their team.
  • Proactively seeks out new business opportunities and takes a lead role in business development initiatives.
  • Supporting partners with monitoring the practice groups finances.
  • Ability to analyse, anticipate issues and concerns, providing proactive solutions to clients.
  • Draft precedents, technical advice and opinion papers on complex legal matters
  • Continue to develop firms offering within aviation liability.

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely : insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities.

It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world.

Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way.

This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment.

The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm.

We :

  • Work as one We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Role Competency Requirements:

  • Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations.
  • The competencies are used to inform all aspects of career development.

They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas :

Technical Excellence:

  • Technical legal expertise : the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it
  • Research : the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially
  • Managing legal processes : the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team:

  • Guiding individual performance and development : develops the skills of self and others
  • Teamwork and collaboration : working cooperatively and effectively with others
  • Leadership : creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development:

  • Building business relationships : establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities
  • Commercial thinking : understanding the commercial drivers
  • Cross-selling and business development
  • Finance and Practice Management
  • Finance management and understanding of the business
  • Project management : ensuring projects are delivered
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • Clarity of thinking
  • Personal contribution

This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.




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