Kevin Lawson > Browne Jacobson LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE
VICTORIA SQUARE
BIRMINGHAM
B2 4BU
England

Work Department

Commercial insurance; Birmingham insurance department.

Position

Kevin advises upon complex and catastrophic injury claims across EL, PL and motor with an emphasis on high value claims. He has numerous claims valued between £5-£10m.

He has particular expertise in the areas of sport, equine and leisure having advised governing bodies and individuals in areas of motorsport, archery, golf, tennis, judo, triathlon, horse riding, climbing and karting.

Kevin’s support is often requested within days of a major incident occurring, working alongside insurers and their customers to proactively resolve a claim in a collaborative and cost effective way, whilst reducing settlement times and indemnity costs. Brand and reputation are key areas he pays particular attention to.

Kevin has particular expertise in rehabilitation support for those seriously injured. He has advised over 40 case managers on rehabilitation excellence this year.

Kevin also provides a wider advisory role to clients, encompassing provision of risk management advice to avoid incidents.

Beyond direct claims management, Kevin leads the commercial insurance casualty strategy for the firm, and is deputy head of the Insurance Sector. This includes delivery of client facing training, advice on operational change to streamline efficiency, market intelligence and product innovation.

Kevin’s key clients include Hiscox, The LTA, The PGA and Marble Arch.

Career

Trained Buller Jeffries, Birmingham; qualified 1997; (involved in ground-breaking asbestos litigation and a £100m fire claim); BLM 1998-2000 (developed his first client facing account); Browne Jacobson LLP 2000-date (focused on a significant client account for the firm, handling complex high-value claims, delivering added value services and advising on strategic changes to the firm and client’s businesses). Appointed to client catastrophic injury panel in 2010.

Memberships

  • Law Society
  • FOIL
  • Birmingham Insurance Institute

Education

Warwick School; University College London (1994 Law 2(1)); Birmingham University (1995 LPC).

Leisure

Golf, travel and taking on new challenges.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Kevin Lawson  – Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP‘s team of ‘true specialists’ are ‘capable of managing busy caseloads with ease and good humour’. It has one of the largest national defendant clinical negligence offerings in the UK and also has a strong social care practice. Sarah White is an experienced NHS Resolution nominated partner who frequently handles high-value clinical negligence claims. Jonathan Fuggle  is likewise a nominated partner for NHS Resolution who has particular expertise in neurological, obstetric and gynaecological matters whereas Sarah Manning regularly works on GP indemnity issues. At the cornerstone of the personal injury practice is catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims, complex employer’s liability and public liability claims, as well as other issues that arise in the context of sports, disease and abuse. Kevin Lawson  is a specialist in brain injury, paraplegic and chronic pain claims meanwhile Bridget Tatham  is skilled in EL/PLL casualty work. Rachel Lyne heads up the Birmingham regulatory team and the firm’s public inquiry team, Cynthia Watts is a key member of the social care and abuse practice and Matthew Harpin  continues to be lauded for his representation of local authority clients, his work on adult social care claims and on all aspects of employers’ liability claims.

East Midlands > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Browne Jacobson LLP works with sporting venue operators, sports clubs, local councils, and sporting bodies on a wide range of work, handling development matters, contract disputes, procurement, regulatory issues and much more. Insurance specialist Kevin Lawson is a key name in Birmingham, while the team includes a number of ‘excellent team players’ in the Nottingham office, including real estate partner Sarah Parkinson and public law specialist Laura Hughes.