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PARK ROW HOUSE, 19-20 PARK ROW, LEEDS, LS1 5JF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 236 2002
Fax:
Fax 0113 244 2002
DX:
22149 LEEDS 1
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Henry Kirkup

Tel:
Work 0113 261 5564
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Henry has over 20 years’ experience of acting in a variety of employers’ liability and public liability cases including claims for damages for stress/harrassment, brain damage/amputation and claims following fatal accidents. His workload also involves representing clients in the coroners courts and in corporate manslaughter/HSE investigations and prosecutions. He regularly lectures corporate clients and insurers on all aspects of health and safety law and is contact partner for a number of insurers and managing agents.

Career

Trained R Bell & Son; qualified 1996; partner R Bell & Son 1999; Berrymans Lace Mawer 2002; associate 2003; partner 2005. Non-executive director of Stranton Property Company Limited 1996-2001.

Education

Sedbergh School; Liverpool University (1991); University of Northumbria (1994).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

BLM's safety, health and environment group sits within the firm's wider corporate risk team, and is experienced in handling regulatory matters for public and private sector clients as well as individuals. The team frequently acts for clients in investigations, inquests and prosecutions, including in cases of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter.  Clients include insurers, including Zurich Insurance plc, Towergate and Hiscox, in addition to local and national companies. The practice has particular experience advising on incidents arising from construction, engineering and manufacturing. Office head Henry Kirkup leads the practice and is 'great at getting to the heart of a case'. The 'reliable and hard working' associate Roxanne Udale is also recommended. Richard Clarke retired from the team.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Noted for its 'strength in depth', BLM's 'very professional team' is highlighted as being 'extremely strong, particularly in disease litigation but also employers’ liability more generally'. The 'practical and experienced' practice head Henry Kirkup attracts praise for his 'commercially minded approach and ability to manage high value litigation efficiently and effectively'. Arion Jones is another key name to note, and defends clients in high value and complex cases, including chronic pain, severe orthopaedic and fatal accidents. Clients include both insurers, corporates and public bodies, with the firm receiving instructions from Hiscox, Aspen Risk Management, Thomas Cook and Bradford Metropolitan Council.

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