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Christopher Kennedy QC

Call 1989 • QC 2010

"He is very good on his feet: calm and considered, and absolutely on the point when cross-examining the witness."
(Chambers & Partners 2015)

Clinical Negligence

Chris’ clinical negligence practice includes litigating a wide variety of issues including the management of psychiatric and other vulnerable patients, birth related defects, administration of drugs and informed consent. He is skilled at providing guidance on expert evidence in such cases.

Selected Cases

  • Obtaining a finding from the High Court that a Claimant with a serious brain injury should be cared for in a residential setting rather than in the community.
  • Successfully negotiating an early settlement of the claim of a young (30s), morbidly obese, high level paraplegic.
  • Consideration of the additional injury suffered by a child with cerebral palsy who suffered additional injury whilst receiving respite care.
  • A claim on behalf of the dependant of a victim of mesothelioma who had an equity release mortgage for a dependency in relation to the house they shared.
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Qualifications


  • BA (Hons), Cambridge University

Memberships


  • Health & Safety Lawyer’s Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Recommendations


“Principally represents defendants, often on significantly high-value claims, though he also undertakes claimant work. His caseload encompasses catastrophic brain injury, RTAs and industrial disease claims, among others. “Detail-driven and an effective negotiator.” “An incisive thinker with an approachable and emphatic manner with clients. He is superb at breaking down the complex components of policy issues and his attention to detail in catastrophic personal injury claims is outstanding.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“An incisive thinker with an approachable and emphatic manner with clients. He is superb at breaking down the complex components of policy issues and his attention to detail in catastrophic personal injury claims is outstanding.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is very good on his feet: calm and considered, and absolutely on the point when cross-examining the witness” ; “he is excellent in conference and always meticulously well prepared” ; “he is nicely commercial and pragmatic. He doesn’t just give you a legal opinion – he also gives you a business opinion” ; “very easy to deal with, he goes the extra mile and is always approachable.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Is especially highly regarded for his high-value defendant practice, acting in a large number of catastrophic brain injury and amputation cases. He’s detail-driven, and an effective negotiator.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“He tackles a broad range of claims, including those concerning employer’s liability, public liability, industrial disease and serious road traffic accidents.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“Brilliant”.

Legal 500 2013

“The ‘astute and unstuffy’ Christopher Kennedy QC is ‘courteous yet tough’, and ‘keeps his opponents on their toes’. His ‘written advice is concise and well thought-out’, say clients, and he is sought on the trickier catastrophic injury and quantum issues.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Christopher Kennedy QC’s ‘cross-examination skills are outstanding’.”

Legal 500 2012

“A new silk, who fellow barristers believe ‘will always make a good fist of a case however seemingly weak it is’.”

Chambers & Partners 2011

“Christopher Kennedy’s practice spans all types of personal injury work, but also takes in a substantial proportion of regulatory work. He is ‘approachable, pragmatic and will cut to the issues’”

Chambers & Partners 2010

“Christopher Kennedy is a sought after choice for general personal injury work. Clients like him as he provides ‘unfailingly commercial and practical advice'”

Chambers & Partners 2009


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