Alicia Fole

Alicia Fole

Associate Madrid, Spain

Alicia is an associate in Kennedys’ Madrid office. She qualified in Spain in 2009 and in England and Wales in 2011. Alicia is fluent in English and French and has worked in the insurance field since becoming a lawyer. She handles matters for local and international insurers in medical malpractice, cyber risks and professional indemnity.

As Alicia specialises in medical malpractice, she reviews injuries on a daily basis and is an expert in their assessment and valuation. She also deals with other professional indemnity areas, namely architects, lawyers and court clerks. She handles cases in both contentious and non-contentious matters and is a skilled negotiator.

She manages the bordereaux for London Market insurers and international insurance companies that underwrite medical malpractice policies in Spain. She also handles the management of these claims from their receipt to final judgment and everything in between.

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.

Qualifications

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

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.