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Job Title Taunton SQE Training Programme 2021 – Professional Liability/Claims Handling
Ref No. 49887
Work Type Trainee - Full Time
Region Europe
Job Location Taunton
Role or Department Trainee Lawyer
Salary Competitive
Description

Taunton SQE Training Programme 2021 – Professional Liability/Claims Handling

Our programme will prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification that is coming into effect from Autumn 2021. The new SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor.  You will also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from BPP. 

The two year six-month training programme will involve working at Kennedys four days a week and having one day off a week to study at BBP. In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a tutor and skills coach at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies.

Team

During the training programme, you may spend time working in both the Professional Liability and Claims Handling teams.

Kenndeys’ professional Liability team deal with a range of general insurance litigation including D&O, Financial Lines, insured property risks, employment claims, construction insurance, professional indemnity claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, insurance brokers and all construction professionals. Our clients usually include general insurers and reinsurers, global composites, Lloyd’s syndicates, Managing General Agents, self-insured PLCs, financial institutions and self-insuring government bodies.

Kennedys’ Claims Handling team is one of the largest and most experienced claims handling teams in the UK and Ireland. Our team based in Taunton handles claims on behalf of major insurers, managing general agents and insurer –led schemes. We deal with thousands of notifications, which include solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI), architects and other construction professionals, accountants, Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs), and first party cyber schemes. Our claims handlers provide pro-active, responsive, and cost-effective claims management, driven by a desire to provide outstanding client service.

To be considered for the SQE training programme, you will need:

  • To have completed a law degree or a non-law degree and the GDL/PGDL

 

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,000 people worldwide across 38 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.

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