Solicitor - Health & Safety - 1-5 PQE - London

  • Kennedys
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 29, 2017
Full time Health & Safety Professional Disciplinary/Regulatory

Job Description

Job Title   Solicitor - Health & Safety - 1-5 PQE   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Expertise   Personal Injury/Liability   Job Location   London   Salary   Competitive   Description

Brief Description of Role:
We are looking to recruit a Solicitor to work on criminal regulatory matters within Health and Safety. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly regarded Health and Safety Team which is located in our London and Sheffield offices.

Team Information:
Kennedys' Health and Safety Team sits within the wider Liability Division. Widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in the field, our Health and Safety team has extensive experience in work-related criminal investigations, giving practical advice, often in the immediate aftermath of a workplace accident or incident.


Type of Clients:

  • Public utilities
  • Rail
  • Healthcare
  • Public service  
  • Local authority
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing and retail
  • Agriculture

Type of Cases:

Defending Regulatory, manslaughter and corporate manslaughter prosecutions. 
Representation at inquests and public Inquiries.




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



  • 2-3 years’ post qualification experience of Criminal Regulatory and/or Health and Safety defence work.*
  • Desirable:  Experience of assisting on large cases in a team environment.
    Previous client contact and attendance at business development events.
    Experience of arbitration and negotiation.

 Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to communicate with and where appropriate to challenge the Police, HSE, Environment Agency or other Regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to present advice and take instructions from a variety of clients ranging from individuals to boards of directors.  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.
  • Attention to detail.

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.