Solicitor, Professional Indemnity, 1-2 years' experience

Manchester, Greater Manchester
07 Sep 2018
25 Sep 2018
Sector/Practice Area
Dispute Resolution
Vacancy Type
1-3 years

The national professional indemnity team at Kennedys advises on a broad range of issues, the main focus of which is defendant professional negligence and coverage but also includes reinsurance and financial lines work for a variety of national and international insurers.  This is one of the largest teams in the country.  With over thirty years’ experience in all areas of professional indemnity insurance, Kennedys has an enviable reputation and the skills required to service this increasingly complex market.

Type of Clients:

Kennedys acts for insurers in relation to professional indemnity claims for surveyors, architects, engineers, accountants, solicitors and other professionals (including IT professionals, loss adjusters and contracts administrators).  The team also acts for financial institutions and reinsurers.

Type of Cases:

The team acts for composite and number of London Market insurers on a full range of professional indemnity claims, including traditional professionals and construction risks. The team also advises upon D&O claims and policy coverage disputes.



UK Qualified Solicitor, Foreign Qualified or CILEX qualified with the relevant experience.
Strong Academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent.

1-2 years’ Defendant Professional Indemnity experience*.
Experience of professional indemnity claims brought against professionals. 


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

Experience of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation.

Working knowledge of cyber and data protection issues.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 1,900 people worldwide across 37 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 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.

What do we have to offer?

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.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with a variety of training opportunities available.  This includes secondment opportunities to clients and our global offices.  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 opportunities to help you develop your skills when you need to, wherever you are in the world.

*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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