Henry Kirkup > BLM > Leeds Region, England > Lawyer Profile

Postal Address
2 New Bailey Square
Stanley Street
M3 5GS

Work Department

Safety, Health and Regulatoary


Henry is a partner and Head of the SHE & Regulatory practice group and lead the Leeds general liability team.

He is a contact partner for a number of insurers, managing agents and companies and his practice involves advising clients involved in high value claims for damages as well as claims for damages under the Human Rights Act.

He regularly represents clients in corporate manslaughter and HSE prosecutions and investigations. His experience includes dealing with claims involving chronic pain, serious head injuries (including subtle brain injury) and serious spinal injuries.

Henry regularly speaks at seminars on all aspects of health and safety law.


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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; defendant

Led by Henry Kirkup, the general liability team at BLM has strong working relationships with claims departments, underwriters, managing general agents, local authorities and insurance brokers. In particular, it is known for handling cases relating to serious damage of the spine and brain as well as orthopaedic injuries and fatalities. The firm is well-versed in claims issues pertaining to ‘fundamental dishonesty’ and also has strategic focus on periodical payments orders and Court of Protection matters. Christopher Kilner is another key partner in the team.