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10 months ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2
Contact: Kennedys Law LLP
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Brief Description of Role:
We are looking for a Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor/CILEX to run their own caseload of fast and multi-track matters and assist on higher value/catastrophic injury cases. In addition this particular team deals with coverage and property damage matters. We are looking for candidates with high calibre training and experience in EL/PL claims, are technically capable and can develop excellent relationships with clients.

Team Information:
The London Liability Team is a major force in the defendant personal injury field, which is ranked in the Top Tier of the Legal 500. We act for well known clients and get involved with high profile and cutting edge cases. The Team is led by experienced Partners recognised as market leaders in this sector.
We advise on Defendant personal injury claims covering the entire range from 'slip and trip' to catastrophic personal injury and all manner of claims in between.

Type of Clients:

  • Large composite Insurers
  • Lloyd's syndicates
  • Large corporate clients

Type of Cases:

Defendant EL & PL personal injury claims as well as product liability matters, ranging in value. The vast majority will be litigated cases although occasionally there is some early pre-litigation advice required.


Essential: UK Qualified Solicitor or CILEx
Good academics (2.1 or higher degree or equivalent).

Experience: (Type, length, quality, background)
Essential: 2 - 5 years defendant litigation experience within detailed knowledge of personal injury claims.*

Desirable:To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events.

Kennedys' Firm information:
Kennedys is an international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. With over 1,700 people worldwide across 32 offices in the UK and Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields.

We act for insurers, reinsurers, Lloyd's Syndicates, public bodies and corporates. Our deep sector knowledge means that we understand the impact of proposed regulations and advise our clients on the implications this will have on their business. Every day we make a difference for our clients.

We provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics. We deliver these in plain English and it's what we call Legal advice in black and white.

What do we have to offer?
At Kennedys we offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable, and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients.

Career Development:
We actively encourage all staff to develop in their chosen career by providing early responsibility, supervision and training.

Please see attached job specification for further information.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

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