Solicitor / FILEx / Litigation Executive - Motor

13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Kennedys are seeking to recruit an experienced Solicitor / FILEx / Litigation Executive for their Chelmsford office to directly assist a Senior Associate.

This is a great opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients with a focus on high value motor work. Experience of dealing with the full spectrum from lower value through to large loss/multi-track claims is essential.

Team Information:

This team is headed up by Richard West who is based in our Chelmsford office and is known in particular for dealing with employers', motor and public liability claims. He has also developed expertise including catastrophic, brain and psychiatric injury on behalf of insurers, self-insured and policyholders.

Type of Clients:

  • Motor insurers
  • Employers' Liability/Public Liability Insurers
  • Local authorities and London Boroughs
  • Claims handlers

Type of Cases:

  • Motor, employers', and public liability
  • General liability




  • Strong Academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent.



  • 3-5 years* defendant litigation experience (to include motor, employers' and public liability experience).
  • Fast-track claims experience through to multi-track/large loss/catastrophic loss experience.
  • To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events.
  • Experience of arbitration and negotiation.

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.