Kennedys takes eight from DLA’s Brum office

Insurance firm Kennedys has raided DLA Piper’s Birmingham office for eight fee-earners to ramp up its liability and ­professional negligence capabilities in the region.


Insurance ;firm Kennedys has raided DLA Piper’s Birmingham office for eight fee-earners to ramp up its liability and ­professional negligence capabilities in the region.

The firm has taken on ­liability partner Radd Seiger and associate Reena Suri, who will soon be followed by four more fee-earners.

DLA Piper insurance ­professional indemnity head Eamon Mooney will join Kennedys shortly to head the firm’s professional ­negligence ;team ;in ­Birmingham, bringing two fee-earners with him.

Kennedys senior partner Nick Thomas said: “This is further evidence of the trend whereby insurance expertise is consolidating.”

This year has so far seen Kennedys ;take ;over Reynolds Porter Chamberlain’s Tiverton office, merge with Davies Lavery and launch in Manchester with a three-lawyer team from Halliwells and the acquisition of Kershaw Abbott Solicitors.