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Andrew Kennedy

Call:  1989


Andrew Kennedy has a practice that focuses primarily on clinical negligence and regulatory and disciplinary law, and the public law aspects of these areas.   He has a wide experience of clinical negligence representing both Claimant and Defendant principally in complex or high value claims.   In the regulatory field, he has been involved in some of the most significant and high profile GMC enquiries in the last 10 years, and has appeared before all of the major regulatory bodies in the healthcare field.   In addition, he undertakes personal injury work and professional negligence work arising from his primary areas of practice.


Andrew Kennedy has been recommended for a number of years by the principal legal directories:


Recommended as a leading junior in Clinical Negligence.

"He's a genius, he gets brilliant results and has the ability to turn challenging cases around." "Andrew grabs the case by the scruff of the neck; he knows the tribunals well and knows how to handle them." "Hugely experienced and adopts a very thorough approach to a case." (Chambers and Partners 2017)

"He's bright, has a good grasp of detail and is proficient." (Chambers and Partners 2016)

“He’s very responsive, very pragmatic and has a good courtroom presence.” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

"He is very bright and impressive." (Chambers and Partners 2014)

Universally recommended and is highly sought after. He is "extremely thorough, very good with clients and has excellent attention to detail."  (Chambers and Partners, 2013)

Well known figure in this area.  He is a “polite and productive cross-examiner” (Chambers and Partners, 2012)

Singled out by clients for the quality of his paperwork and his “unerring grasp of detail.” (Chambers and Partners, 2011)

He has a cast-iron reputation… Sources note that "if you have a difficult and complex case you can guarantee that he will get to grips with it." He received particular praise for his "ability to help clients through what is an incredibly scary process for them.” (Chambers & Partners 2010)


Recommended as a leading junior in Professional Discipline.

"He has a gentle yet devastatingly effective approach to regulatory and disciplinary matters. He's an intelligent lawyer who has great tactical skill." "He's a very suave and smooth operator, who is very good with clients."  (Chambers and Partners 2016)

“He sets clients at ease and is very knowledgeable about the process” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

"He has a very sympathetic style and leaves no stone unturned. He is very dedicated and highly committed to this area of work." (Chambers and Partners 2014)

"A gentleman and a worthy opponent," Andrew Kennedy is noted for his experience, his calmness under pressure, and for having a "nice, understated style" that nevertheless proves "pretty deadly in the courtroom." Commended for his ability to build a rapport with panels, he is frequently instructed in cases before medical regulatory bodies which might usually be given to silks. (Chambers and Partners, 2013)

“impressive” and “highly effective” Andrew Kennedy conveys a “powerful presence” in pathology, General Dental Council (GDC) and GMC cases.  His level of experience and depth of knowledge are such that he is frequently instructed in cases one might have thought were the preserve of silks. (Chambers and Partners, 2012)

Is a very senior junior in this field, whose expertise is such that he effectively has a silk’s practice already.”  Solicitors favour him as he “takes the sting out of the most heated of cases.” (Chambers and Partners, 2011)

One commentator enthused that "his cool head calms even the most anxious professional client." (Chambers & Partners 2010)

Significant cases include the following

Colman v Scott & ors [2007] EWHC 142 (QB)

Henshall v General Medical Council & Ors [2005] EWCA Civ 1520

Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals v General Medical Council & Anor [2005] EWHC 579 (Admin)

Roughton v Weston Area Health Authority & Ors [2004] EWCA Civ 1509

Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals v General Medical Council & Anor [2004] EWHC 944 

Misra & Anor, R v [2004] EWCA Crim 2375

Campbell, R (on the application of) v Birkin [2004] EWHC 1301 (Admin)

Simms v An NHS Trust [2002] EWHC 2734 (Fam)

Other information

VAT Registration No:  524 3915 52


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1COR Annual Professional Discipline Seminar June 7th 2017
Henry Witcomb, Andrew Kennedy and Jeremy Hyam listed in the Chambers and Partners list of top 100 Junior Barristers.