Keoghs LLP

Personal Injury Department

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What the team is known for Stellar reputation for defending insurers and self-insured clients on catastrophic injury and occupational disease claims. Clients also rely on the firm's outstanding counter-fraud team for advice in case of suspected fraud and exaggeration. Particularly well established in the motor insurance industry. Notable experience in advising public sector bodies in abuse cases.

Strengths Sources describe Keoghs as "experienced, highly efficient and legally cutting-edge."

Work highlights Defended Aviva in a product liability case concerning a driver who suffered a severe brain injury after being hit by the roof of a passing van.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Underwood
leads the firm's complex injury team and is a pre-eminent authority on policy in the space and a highly successful litigator who has taken cases to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ. He frequently advises on high-value serious and catastrophic injury claims.

David Pugh
has much experience advising on strategic and sometimes test litigation, with an emphasis on legacy and industrial disease cases. He represents an impressive roster of clients, including governments, international insurers and multinationals.
"An intelligent industrial disease lawyer."

Jamie McCabe
is a leading catastrophic injury specialist, frequently defending insurers against complex brain, spinal and fatal injury claims. He also advises insurers on market and policy strategy.

Ken Young
is recommended for his experience advising on cases of catastrophic injury arising from road traffic accidents, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries.
"Very steady and even-tempered, and really good technically."

Michael Renshaw
defends insurers and their policyholders in high-value claims for severe injuries such as paralysis, amputation and neurological damage. He has experience handling claims in overseas jurisdictions.

Victoria Coleman
acts for defendants in serious personal injury claims, including for catastrophic brain, spine and brachial plexus injuries. She is experienced in handling claims on behalf of patients left in a persistent vegetative state and in states of minimal awareness.