Henry Kirkup

Experience

  • Having joined BLM in 2002, I was made partner in 2005 and am now head of the Leeds office and lead the Leeds general liability team.
  • I am the lead lawyer in BLM’s catastrophic injury group and contact partner for a number of insurers, managing agents and companies.
  • My practice involves advising clients involved in high value claims for damages as well as claims for damages under the Human Rights Act.
  • I regularly represent clients in corporate manslaughter and HSE prosecutions and investigations.
  • Recent experience includes dealing with claims involving chronic pain, serious head injuries (including subtle brain injury) and serious spinal injuries.
  • I regularly speak at seminars on all aspects of health and safety law.

Notable cases

  • Currently handling a number of claims for damages exceeding £1million.
  • Recently negotiated settlement of a £1.7million claim following a fatal accident
  • Acting for a company in a fatality following a fall from a crane
  • Acting for a company in a fatality following a fall from a lorry
  • Acting for a school in an HSE investigation following a fall from height
  • Acting for a company in an HSE prosecution following an accident involving a very serious hand injury
  • Recently instructed to act for a care home in a CQC investigation and inquest following a fatality of a resident in tragic circumstances
  • Recently instructed to act for a care home in an inquest following a death allegedly resulting from poor care
  • Recently instructed to act for a company in an HSE prosecution in respect of a loss of a thumb
  • Recently instructed to act for a company in an HSE prosecution in respect of a loss of a number of fingers

Membership/appointments

  • Member of BLM's SHE (safety, health and environment) group, 2015-2018
  • Member of BLM’s Catastrophic Injury Group, 2016-2018

Contact Details


+44 113 261 5564
henry.kirkup@blmlaw.com
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