Amber Farrington Recognised In Bermuda:Re+ILS

Published date13 October 2022
Subject MatterInsurance, Insurance Laws and Products, Reinsurance
Law FirmAppleby
AuthorAmber Farrington

First published in Bermuda: Re+ILS, September 2022

This years' rising stars have been nominated by their companies because of their exceptional talents and drive to succeed. All are under 35 years old, although for some age means nothing in terms of what they have already achieved.

Bermuda:Re+ILS profiled and interviewed the rising stars about their reasons for choosing this industry and their ambitions.

HOW DID YOU COME TO CHOOSE A CAREER IN RE/INSURANCE?

My original plan was to be a corporate lawyer. I became interested in insurance law, as a specialism over and above general corporate law, after joining Appleby. I joined the Appleby Training Programme in 2019, which is great because it exposes trainees to several areas of law during four six-month rotations in various departments.

That said, I discovered my interest in insurance law within the first couple months. With the passage of time, and now having been with the firm for over three years, I have found that the work is becoming more interesting. Experience is needed to understand certain concepts and fully appreciate how novel deals are.

WHAT MAKES THE RE/INSURANCE INDUSTRY ATTRACTIVE TO YOUNG PROFESSIONALS?

Aside from the potential rewards working in the re/insurance industry, there is a sense of doing good for Bermuda. Often insurance lawyers are the first point of contact for business coming in. I think that this point can be overlooked.

The re/insurance industry is attractive to young professionals given the potential career growth, transferability of skills and ability to work overseas if desired.

The work culture is energetic'yes, even law firms. I can only speak to my experience working with colleagues and clients, but the priority is to get the work done and get it done well, with no unnecessary formalities, while staying positive and trying to have fun.

WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES YOU'VE FACED?

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