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About the Role

Senior Associate – Insurance – Glasgow or Edinburgh

This is an fantastic opportunity to work in an engaging and friendly environment with genuine opportunities for career progression.  Our people pride themselves on making an impact through providing an excellent results and innovative solutions focussed service to our clients.

There is a great team ethos and we encourage our people to be involved in various team and firm wide initiatives centred on personal development and wellbeing, not just the work we do. For instance, there are opportunities to be part of the engagement committee, attend client events and participate in charity and volunteering opportunities.

What will you be doing?    

As Senior Associate, you will be responsible for handling a case load of predominantly litigated defender files within our case management system, ranging from counter-fraud files to EL and PL claims, including complex, high value catastrophic injury files and assisting with property damage and sensitive claims.  You will report directly to clients on all aspects of the litigation, including reserving strategy and tactics to ensure that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a professional and competent manner, and to ensure the efficient operation of the team.   

You will be working alongside recognised Law Society of Scotland Specialists in Personal Injury Law whose experience includes a number of significant cases, such as appeals to the House of Lords concerning limitation in abuse cases and to the Inner House of the Court of Session regarding the applicability of workplace regulations.   .  

You will be asked to carry out Advocacy at procedural hearings, debates and proofs and to instruct Counsel in complex claims. 

This is what the hiring manager, Steven, says about the role; 

We are a dynamic team taking a fresh approach to claims in Scotland and working closely with our clients to deliver better results.  The successful candidate will be warmly welcomed and supported from the outset with the HF approach.  We value integrity and desire and there is ample opportunity to grow in the role.  We empower our team members to work independently and take initiative in handling their work.  Above all, we do so together as a tight-knit team.  We are looking for a skilled solicitor seeking a fresh challenge with the freedom and opportunity to develop and progress their career.”

What’s in it for you?

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We offer flexible working and have a relaxed dress code, you can be yourself at work. We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours for all.

We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally, from paying for professional subscriptions to offering learning and development grants for further study, we are always looking to invest and grow our people.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll have access to, as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to full Scottish public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • HF Discount Hub



As a firm we are fully committed to nurturing and growing talent, part of which involves recognising the results of an individual’s work and rewarding high performance.

The firm offers an annual promotion pathway which can be used professionally develop including support workshops, there are plenty to opportunities to progress as the office continues to grow and succeed!

Above all the firm values potential, if you are inquisitive, hardworking and passionate about achieving great results, HFy is a great place to develop your career.

What do I need?

You will need previous experience within a similar role handling a full and varied case load of defended litigated matters. A knowledge or experience of Personal Injury Clams; preferably Defender and/or previous experience working within the insurance sector. Advocacy experience is essential.

You will need to bring an enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude with a desire to achieve and exceed targets combined with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The ability to demonstrate initiative and creative problem solving is desirable.

We would like to see a strong work ethic and a committed team player. We are a close knit and dedicated team that like to share ideas and experience with a view to achieving the best results that we can for our Clients.

Be confident and assertive and willing to engage in public speaking.

So, who is HF?

Horwich Farrelly is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal and handling services to the general insurance sector. Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs and credit hire. HF has recently expanded into the provision of commercial legal services and litigation, providing solutions to a wide range of corporate and SME clients.

Sounds great! What next?

If you are ready to apply, the button is below. If you don’t have an updated CV or just want a bit more information about the role first, please get in touch with the recruitment team for more information – [email protected]

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we're passionate about inclusive hiring approaches.

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