World wide regulation agency Kennedys is continuing to expand in 2021, with the acquisition of Langleys’ insurance coverage staff.

The deal means Kennedys is opening an business in Leeds, the firm’s 12th in the Uk and 42nd globally. The place of work will be headed by David Thompson formerly controlling lover and head of insurance at Langleys.

He will be joined by companions Huw Edwards, Laura Collins and Carol Dalton along with 32 crew heads, legal professionals and workers from Langleys` Insurance plan Workforce.

Richard West, lover and head of liability, claimed: “Our new Leeds office environment grows our personal personal injury division, expanding our follow even further with an seasoned and well-regarded team whose tradition suits closely with our individual and whose enterprise enhances our existing capability in Scotland, Northern Eire as nicely as in eight locations in England.

“I am delighted that David, Huw, Laura and Carol will be a part of Kennedys Liability Division at a time of enjoyable expansion and ongoing good results.

“It has been a enjoyment to get to know them, to regard them so speedily as our mates – and to get this sort of great feed-back from clients and the marketplace about their transfer to Kennedys.

“Leeds is recognised as a hub for insurance policy get the job done and we see genuine chances to extend our legal and claims dealing with workforce building further on David and his team’s significant client base which will benefit hugely from the breadth of Kennedys full-service insurance providing.”

Thompson included: “Kennedys has a initial-course reputation in insurance, as properly as an outstanding world access. The depth of the firm’s skills, its lifestyle and its current market major innovation as a result of Kennedys IQ will be incredibly eye-catching to our shoppers.

“It places us in an excellent situation to even further grow our apply from our new foundation in Leeds.

“Many of our consumers now do the job with Kennedys so I know that it is a transfer that our clients will extremely a great deal assistance.”

Tim Cross, taking care of companion of Langleys, claimed: “While there is by natural means some sadness in observing our friends and colleagues depart the firm, this is a move that rewards anyone.

“It makes it possible for Langleys to aim on increasing its main specialisms and discover new opportunities in the areas we provide, although also enabling the insurance coverage group to advantage from remaining part of a greater, marketplace-top, intercontinental insurance business.”

Nick Thomas, senior companion at Kennedys, stated: “This latest place of work opening is part of our ongoing technique of growth in the spots that will advantage our consumers most.

“Last yr noticed us go on to grow, achieving record turnover and opening new places of work across the planet.

“We intend to keep on expansion in 2021 and the arrival of this effectively-respected crew of insurance policy attorneys is a robust begin to the New Yr.”

The Leeds business will be situated in 6 Queen Street, Leeds LS1 2TW.