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Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC

Work 0161 955 9000
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Christopher Kennedy QC

Work 0161 955 9000
9 St John Street (Chambers of Christopher Kennedy QC)


Chris has very wide experience of personal injury litigation including all types of employer’s liability, public liability, serious road traffic accident and industrial disease cases. He is used to dealing with the type of issues relating to quantum generating by someone suffering catastrophic injury. He has considerable experience in multi-party actions for both claimants and defendants. Chris has particular expertise in cases involving psychogenic pain and in the conduct of defence work in potentially fraudulent claims. He receives instructions from a number of insurers in these sensitive fields. He successfully represented two major insurers in the first contested action to recover damages from those behind a fraud ‘ring’. 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.

Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Personal injury

Within: Leading Silks

Christopher Kennedy QC - 9 St John Street ‘ Technically excellent, approachable and user-friendly ’

Within: Personal injury

The personal injury team at 9 St John Street is particularly notable for its defendant work, especially regarding fraudulent insurance claims, although several members also have strong claimant practices. The set is praised by clients for its 'good strength in depth', particularly at the senior junior level. In a recent highlight, Matthew Snarr acted alone for a defendant employer in a traumatic brain injury case in which the balance of liability with a co-defendant was heavily disputed, and all other parties instructed a silk. Christopher Kennedy QC represented a defendant insurer in a paraplegia claim arising from an injury incurred in a gym, during which the claimant was using a programme not designed by gym staff.

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