1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Spring 2021 – Issue 9 - Jul 2021
Andrew Kennedy QC 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 QC has been recommended for a number of years by the principal legal directories.Clinical Negligence
Andrew Kennedy QC is recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for Clinical Negligence. He recently succeeded in Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health and another (2019) an important clinical negligence trial examining causation and the scope of duty.
“His attention to detail in a complex case is remarkable. He is a highly intelligent barrister who maximises on his knowledge and experience.” “A very experienced and accomplished advocate.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)
“Excellent. He is very detailed and shows a lot of consideration. He’s got a very quick mind and is very courteous.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)
‘He has a brilliant brain.’ (Legal 500 2018)
“Very bright, very articulate and very well prepared. He has a very confident manner about him and a very detailed knowledge.” “Measured and calm. He’s very easy to work with and achieves excellent results.” (Chambers & Partners 2019)
“He has an excellent medical knowledge.” “Very authoritative.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
‘A consummate gentleman whose manner belies a tough and incisive barrister.’ (Legal 500 2018)
“Hugely experienced and adopts a very thorough approach to a case.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)
Andrew Kennedy QC is recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for Professional Discipline.
“He is extremely bright and astute in the points he draws out and identifies. He is very popular with the tribunal.” “He is cool, calm and collected, and very responsive and easy to deal with. He is very good at getting to grips with all the issues in the case.” (Chambers and Partners 2021)
‘A brilliant brain, a low key approach. Absolutely joyful to work with.’ (Legal 500 2021)
‘He has a brilliant brain.’ (Legal 500 2019)
“Ultra-reliable. He is one of the most experienced senior juniors in professional discipline. He is very calm and very measured.” “A pleasure to work with.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)
“He has experience of defending General Medical Council cases.” (Legal 500 2018)
“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.” (Chambers and Partners 2017)
‘Charming, effective and impeccable in his judgement.’ (Legal 500 2017)
Delighted to announce Andrew Kennedy’s appointment to Queen’s Counsel - Dec 2020
Andrew Kennedy succeeds in clinical negligence trial examining causation and the scope of duty - May 2019
The Liability of Private Hospitals & Clinics: Lessons from the Paterson Litigation - Nov 2018
1COR Annual Professional Discipline Seminar - Jun 2017
Henry Witcomb, Andrew Kennedy and Jeremy Hyam listed in the Chambers & Partners list of top 100 Junior Barristers - Dec 2013