Dispute resolution firm Kennedys is rapidly expanding its newly-acquired Birmingham practice, after announcing it has poached two teams of lawyers from local rivals DLA Piper.
Partner Radd Seiger and solicitor Reena Suri joined the firm at the start of October, with a further four liability lawyers joining as soon as they are released from DLA Piper. The team includes Robert Welfare and Khalid Mahmood. Radd, Welfare and Mahmood join as partners along with Philippa Craven who will be appointed as director of occupational disease.
A team of professional negligence lawyers headed by Eamon Mooney will also be joining the Birmingham office in the coming months. Mr Mooney joins Kennedys as a partner.
Mr Seiger will work closely with partner James Shrimpton and the recently-merged Davies Lavery team to continue to build on the firm’s defendant liability practice.
Recognised as a specialist personal injury expert by the Legal 500 2008 list, Mr Seiger will handle a range of national and international claims, including financial lines, specialty claims, product liability and casualty claims. He represents insurers, corporate entities, liability adjusters and local authorities in catastrophic injury claims, multiple claims arising out of disasters and fraudulently exaggerated claims.