Associate, Product Liability, Recall and Mass Tort
London, GB
4d ago


The role sits within the Kennedys' market-leading Product Liability, Recall and Mass Tort team in London, a 40+ fee earner (6 partner) practice.

The team assists corporate and insurer clients across the full product lifecycle :

  • Product launch
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Regulator engagement and enforcement
  • Corrective actions, including recalls
  • Inquiries
  • Product liability litigation ranging from individual claims to complex disputes and monitoring / supervision of foreign claims, mass torts and group actions
  • Criminal investigations.
  • It has a broad client base across a number of sectors including : automotive, cannabis, chemicals, cosmetics, consumer goods, consumer electronics / technology, food / drink and life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices).

    The team is routinely recognised as market-leaders in its field, in both general product safety and liability matters, and for life sciences work in particular.

    The team's partners are also routinely ranked as leading individuals in their respective areas.

    Required experience

  • 3-5 years' relevant experience*
  • Experience in product regulatory and / or product liability matters
  • Experience across a broad range of sectors, including : life sciences, consumer goods, electronics / technology, cosmetics, chemicals, food / drink is ideal but not essential
  • Experience with legal policy and the legislative process
  • Technical background (in science or engineering) is ideal but not essential
  • Language skills are useful, but not essential
  • An enthusiastic, hard-working and proactive team-player
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage own time, excellent organisation skills
  • Strong technical legal and research skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Has a strong interest in innovations in the life sciences industry.
  • About Kennedys

    Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,200 people worldwide across 42 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.

  • 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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