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Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant - UK-wide
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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 describes Kennedys as "a very strong firm in the defendant arena."

"A really down-to-earth firm staffed by high-quality people," comments another.

"They provide a cost-effective service that we are very pleased with. The experience has been very positive - always good discussions, and they are very attentive," an interviewee reports.

Work highlights

Represented Riverstone in a multiparty litigation claim arising from an incident in which the claimant was hit by cladding which fell from a building onto them, leading to tetraplegia.

Notable practitioners

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.
"He is knowledgeable and efficient in the way he works." "Has genuinely excellent experience and is very well respected in the market."

David Thompson acts for insurers in catastrophic injury claims. He is also known for his multiparty work, as well as complex liability matters.
"A thorough, tenacious and hard-working lawyer who is very technically sound and delivers excellent results." "He is great and very business-minded."

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.
"Richard West has a really good reputation and is very proactive. He is good at building relationships with the claimant lawyer to work together and have open conversations."

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