Solicitors, Insurance (All Levels)

Kennedys are looking to recruit Associates/Senior Associates for our Dublin office to work in our busy insurance team. The insurance team defend claims against a broad range of professionals. In addition, we provide coverage advice to insurers, in both the London and Irish markets, and handle insurance disputes on their behalf.

In this role you will contribute towards a challenging and varied liability caseload under supervision, including interacting with clients, attending settlement talks and running cases to trial. The role requires provision of expert legal advice, underpinned by a sound commercial understanding.

We are open to speaking with candidates that have general insurance experience, or commercial litigation experience will also be considered. Coverage experience, whilst not essential, would add significant value to a candidate.


Kennedys’ Insurance team provides expert coverage and claims defence services to both international and domestic insurers and their insureds. In particular, we advise on professional liability, financial institutions’ liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, public and employers’ liability, transactional liability and trade credit claims. We also specialise in advising on property damage and environmental liability claims.

We are leading experts in the marine, aviation and transport sectors, advising on all aspects of transport-related claims.


  • International and domestic insurers.


  • Providing coverage and claims defence to both international and domestic insurers and their insureds
  • In particular, we advise on professional liability, financial institutions’ liability, directors & officers liability.

Required experience

  • Defendant insurance experience
  • Ability to apply a commercial approach to claims in order to deliver economic solutions
  • To be proactive and take initiative
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage own time, excellent organisation skills
  • Strong technical and research skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a busy caseload of low to medium value claims and to work with senior solicitors on high value claims.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments or additional support to be made.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,500 people worldwide across 44 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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