In-House Legal Counsel, Insurance Defence
Intact Assurance
Montréal, Québec, CA
5d ago

From coast-to-coast, our inspiring colleagues are at the heart of what we do best : helping people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times.

With our team, you’ll bring this purpose to life every day by living our Values, being open to change, and pursuing your goals.

At Intact, we’ll give you countless opportunities to learn and grow, alongside a diverse and passionate community of experts the best the industry has to offer.

You’ll be empowered to be your best self, do your best work, and make a meaningful impact. Here, you can : shape the future of insurance, win as a team, and grow with us.

About the role

We offer you more than just a career. As an In-House Legal Counsel, Insurance Defence , working here means that you can focus on doing what you do best : being a great lawyer.

With Canada’s largest in-house P&C insurance litigation team, you can say goodbye!’ to business development and hello!’ to work flexibility, being supported and feeling valued.

With our Legal Claims team, you’ll be at the heart of what we do best : helping people. Guided by our values of respect, integrity, excellence, being customer-driven and generosity, you’ll have the freedom to manage and be creative in your approach to resolve accident benefits, loss transfer and priority dispute files.

This is a full-time permanent opportunity based in Toronto or Mississauga.

What you’ll do here :

  • Work with autonomy in your practice and collaborate with a high-performing team of lawyers, adjusters, and legal support professionals the best in the industry
  • Help Intact achieve strategic goals related to indemnity and expense control
  • Handle casualty and property insurance defence files of varying complexities from beginning to end
  • Appear before all levels of court including attending on motions and at trial
  • Handle accident benefits disputes, loss transfer and priority dispute files from beginning to end
  • Appear before the License Appeal Tribunal and prepare written and oral submissions as needed
  • Assess claims with a focus on controlling indemnity but, at the same time, be pragmatic with a view to proactive and efficient resolution
  • Share knowledge and coach your Intact colleagues both inside and outside your department
  • Qualifications

    What you bring to the table :

  • Strong organization, communication and negotiation skills that will help you manage a busy practice, including working effectively with legal support staff including legal assistants, law clerks, and administrative support employees
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a natural ability to work collaboratively with others and to build effective client relationships that will make you a great team player and contribute to the positive work environment
  • An ability to think outside the box, find novel solutions and be a pragmatic problem solver
  • The ideal candidate is / has :

  • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Proven experience in assessing and handling Accident Benefits files
  • Experience at the Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Experience in attending private arbitrations would be considered an asset
  • Experience handling catastrophic accident benefit claims is an asset
  • Proficient and comfortable with digital solutions in the practice of law
  • Competency with drafting pleadings, research and analysis, conducting discoveries and preparing for and conducting mediations and all litigation steps up to and including trial
  • Excellent communication and negotiator skills
  • Ability to periodically travel throughout Ontario to defend claims
  • The perk of working "in-house" at Intact :

  • Be a part of a collaborative, inclusive community that values all individuals and perspectives
  • Competitive pension plan including defined benefit and defined contribution options
  • Comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • Industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • An extensive, flexible benefits package plus access to virtual health care
  • An annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle
  • A company-matching Community Impact program that gives employees the flexibility to choose how and where you give, in ways that are meaningful to them.
  • Intact will amplify efforts by matching donations, time spent volunteering, or both!

    Flexible Work Arrangements

    We’re proud to support a flexible hybrid approach which gives everyone the best of both worlds. While there are no minimum or maximum time requirements, each team’s need for in-person connections will be different and there will be times you’ll join your colleagues at the office.

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