Solicitor/CILEX, Personal Injury

Chelmsford, Essex
12 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Sector/Practice Area
Personal Injury
Vacancy Type

Kennedys is an international law firm with specialist expertise in litigation/dispute resolution and advisory services. Our growing network of offices delivers straightforward legal solutions to the insurance, corporate and public sectors.

The Chelmsford office are currently seeking experienced fee earners across their personal injury division. Please see current roles below:

  • Solicitor/CILEX, EL/PL, 2-5 Years’ Experience
  • Solicitor/CILEX, Motor/RTA, 3-5 Years’ Experience
  • Solicitor/CILEX, Abuse, 2-6 Years' Experience

This is a great opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients on fast & multi-track, large loss and catastrophic personal injury claims.

Team Information:

The division is recognised for their specialist expertise in defending insurance liability claims including personal injury matters, from small through to large loss employers' and public liability, and motor claims. The division also handles catastrophic injury and occupational disease related matters as well as medical negligence and fraud related issues.

There are a number of teams within the Chelmsford office whom handle multiple areas of Personal Injury law.

These teams are headed up by the below Partners:

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris is a partner based in our Chelmsford office. She qualified in England and Wales in 1993. She has significant experience defending liability claims.

Jennifer acts for insurers, self-insureds organisations and third party administrators. She personally manages large loss cases including severe injuries such as brain and spinal injury, amputations, vegetative state or altered consciousness, polytrauma, brachial plexus injury, chronic pain and loss of senses.

Jennifer’s team handles RTA, EL/PL, Catastrophic & Large Loss and Travel Sickness claims.
Andrew Caplan  

Andrew is a defendant personal injury and dispute resolution lawyer acting for a range of insurers, local authorities, FTSE corporates, high net worth individuals and clubs. He qualified in England and Wales in 1997.

Andrew is regularly instructed in large loss and catastrophic claims acting on behalf of insurers dealing with both employers’ and public liability claims including brain and psychiatric injury, spinal injury, amputations, fatal accidents, and multiple orthopaedic trauma. Andrew also represents a range of local authorities handling employers’ liability, public liability and highway matters, as well as abuse matters.

Andrew’s team handles EL/PL, Property Recovery, Occupational Disease, Catastrophic & Large Loss, Travel Sickness, Abuse, and Ministry of Defense claims.

Tracy Head      

Tracy is a partner in our London office. She qualified in England and Wales in 1989 and specialises in defending liability injury matters.

Tracy represents insurers and handles employers’, public and product liability matters. She advises on the full range of serious, complex and catastrophic personal injury claims, including stress, bullying, harassment, brain injury, amputations and paralysis.

Tracy’s team in Chelmsford handles EL/PL, Catastrophic & Large Loss, Travel Sickness claims.

Types of Clients across Chelmsford:

  • EL/PL and Motor Insurers
  • Local Authorities
  • TPA/Claims Handlers
  • Self-insured Corporates 

Types of Cases across Chelmsford:

  • Employer’s, Public and Motor Liability
  • General Liability
  • Catastrophic, brain and psychiatric injury
  • Occupational Disease
  • Property Recovery 


  • UK Qualified Solicitor, Foreign Qualified or CILEX qualified with the relevant experience.
  • Strong Academics.


  • Would consider a strong Foreign Qualified Solicitor with the relevant experience. 


  • Defendant personal injury experience. Claimant will be considered.
  • Experience of fast track and/or multi-track claims experience.
  • Able to run own caseload with some supervision.
  • Experience of personal injury work.
  • 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 36 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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