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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)

Christopher Kennedy QC specialises in a broad range of personal injury litigation, including all types of employer’s liability, public liability, serious road traffic accidents and industrial disease cases. He is experienced with the type of issues relating to quantum generated by someone suffering catastrophic injury. His practice includes representing Claimants and Defendants in multi-party actions and regularly advises insurers on policy issues.

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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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