Alicia Fole

Alicia Fole

Senior Associate Madrid, Spain

Alicia, ranked as a “Rising Star” in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA, as an associate in the Kennedys’ Madrid office. She qualified in Spain in 2009 in England and Wales in 2011, is fluent in English and French and has worked in the insurance field since becoming a lawyer.

An expert in Professional Indemnity and Civil Liability, Alicia specialises in medical malpractice and PI for architects, lawyers and court clerks, and engineers. She reviews injuries and damages on a daily basis and is an expert in their assessment and valuation. Skilled in the art of negotiation and practised in court appearances, she handles both contentious and non-contentious matters for local and international insurers.  She manages the bordereaux for London Market insurers and international insurance companies that underwrite medical malpractice and PI policies in Spain. She also handles the management of these claims from their receipt to final judgment and everything in between.

Alicia is a member of our Cyber Team and is a certified expert in cyber risks, having completed various courses given by respected entities in the legal and insurance fields. 

Since joining Kennedys, Alicia has handled the revision, interpretation and adaptation of insurance policies to Spanish law. Being a dual qualified lawyer allows her a wider global vision of the policies, as she is aware of the intricacies of the law both in Spain and in England and Wales.

Alicia is a Community Lead of the Spanish Young Insurance Professionals Group and as part of her activity she is a regular speaker at local and international seminars to discuss insurance trends and to explain the Spanish legal system to foreign underwriters and claims manages, as well as helping to promote and develop D&I in the insurance market.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in Spain in 2009
  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2011

Market recogniton

  • Rising Star and recommended lawyer for 'Insurance (Spain)'
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Work highlights

  • Defended insurer’s rights in a claim against insureds involving patients with full or partial blindness after eye surgery. The patients sued the insured clinics for damages. The product was later recalled.
  • Defended insurer’s rights in €3 million claim filed by a homeowners’ association for construction defects in a large complex of residential buildings. After negotiations, a settlement was reached for €18,000.
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    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021