Taunton SQE Training Programme – Professional Liability/Claims Handling
Our programme will prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification that is coming into effect from Autumn 2021. The new SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor. You will also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from BPP.
The two year six-month training programme will involve working at Kennedys four days a week and having one day off a week to study at BBP. In addition to a dedicated supervisor at Kennedys, you will have a tutor and skills coach at BPP, to ensure that you have all the support you need at work and with your studies.
During the training programme, you may spend time working in both the Professional Liability and Claims Handling teams.
Kennedy’s’ professional Liability team deal with a range of general insurance litigation including D&O, Financial Lines, insured property risks, employment claims, construction insurance, professional indemnity claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants, insurance brokers and all construction professionals. Our clients usually include general insurers and reinsurers, global composites, Lloyd’s syndicates, Managing General Agents, self-insured PLCs, financial institutions and self-insuring government bodies.
Kennedys’ Claims Handling team is one of the largest and most experienced claims handling teams in the UK and Ireland. Our team based in Taunton handles claims on behalf of major insurers, managing general agents and insurer –led schemes. We deal with thousands of notifications, which include solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI), architects and other construction professionals, accountants, Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs), and first party cyber schemes. Our claims handlers provide pro-active, responsive, and cost-effective claims management, driven by a desire to provide outstanding client service.
To be considered for the SQE training programme in the UK, candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in any subject. We ask our future trainees to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL).
Closing date: 31 December 2021