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Kennedys

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant

3 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading defence practice skilled in representing major insurers and corporations in the full range of personal injury claims. Advises on everything from workplace accident and motor cases to child abuse claims. Notable expertise in claims arising in the travel and holiday industry. Continues to grow its international presence, offering a strong network of 54 offices worldwide.

Strengths

A source says Kennedys has "an excellent team with deep knowledge of its subject area."

Work highlights

Acted for Enstar in an accident at work case concerning a claimant who was dragged into a machine, leaving him with virtually no use of his arm.

Notable practitioners

David Thompson leads the firm's insurance group, acting for insurers in catastrophic injury claims. He is also known for his multiparty work, as well as complex liability matters.
"Highly experienced and stands out in terms of client service and technical excellence.""A very strong lawyer, hugely experienced and very well respected."

Mark Burton chairs the firm's UK catastrophic injury team and handles big-ticket claims for insurers, including severe brain injury claims such as those involving locked-in syndrome, vegetative states and altered consciousness. He has significant expertise in handling claims arising from RTAs.
"Provides strategic advice and bespoke solutions.""A go-to lawyer for spinal injury and large-loss claims."

Richard West regularly advises insurers in connection with catastrophic injury claims and motor insurance coverage disputes. He has handled many high-value claims in this area.
"A standout performer in the area of defending catastrophic personal injury claims, with excellent interpersonal skills."

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UK-wide

Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant


David Thompson
Band 4
Mark Burton
Band 2
Richard West
Band 4