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Job Title Associate, EL/PL, 3 years' experience
Ref No. 45453
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Region Europe
Job Location Chelmsford
Role or Department Lawyer/Fee Earner
Salary Competitive

Kennedys is looking for an Associate to join the London Liability team in the  Chelmsford office.

This is a great opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients on fast & multi-track claims, including EL/PL cases. The work will mainly be personal injury related to include catastrophic injury claims.


Kennedys’ London Liability team handles large loss, multi-track catastrophic injury claims. The team handles cases of the utmost severity including brain and spinal injury, amputations, vegetative state or altered consciousness, polytrauma, brachial plexus injury, severe psychiatric injury, chronic pain and loss of senses across insurers, self-insureds organisations and third party administrators.


  • Insurers
  • Local Authorities
  • Self-insured Corporates
  • TPA/Claims Handlers
  • Brokers


  • Employers, Public and Motor Liability – Defendant
  • General liability
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Occupational disease
  • Property damage
  • Occupiers liability

Required experience

  • 3+ years’ experience of defendant personal injury claims gained within a law firm*
  • Experience of fast track and multi-track claims experience. Able to run own caseload with some supervision.
  • Experience of EL/PL/motor claims.
  • To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,000 people worldwide across 39 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims.

We’re a fresh-thinking firm, and we’re not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

What do we have to offer?

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you’ll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with our values at the core.  We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details are available upon request).

We’ve created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to complete all mandatory training when requested.

*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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