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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Testimonials


Henry Kirkup’s desire to provide exceptional service is always apparent and it’s the speed and depth of response from him that always impresses me. He will ensure any issues that arise, however small are dealt with promptly and effectively and has on several occasions gone over and beyond to provide support to assist our business. I consider him a valued business partner and enjoy working with him.

Legal 500 2021

Henry Kirkup is a standout partner of the firm. Henry not only has great expertise in handling HSE cases, he is a key relationship contact over the last 10 years.

Legal 500 2021

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