Kieran is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
He provides litigation support to large public companies and private businesses, predominantly operating in the leisure sector. He deals with the defence of complex public liability and workplace accident claims, typically involving trips, slips, falls, and burns alleged by the public, as well as work-related stress or personal injury negligence alleged by employees.
In addition, Kieran handles civil cases involving the pursuit or defence of claims for breach of contract, general negligence and professional negligence, product liability, supply of defective equipment, infringement of intellectual property rights, property damage, or loss of company stock.
Kieran acts as client relationship manager, advising on litigation strategy and case tactics, providing expert legal opinion, dealing with contentious subject access requests under data protection rules, and assisting with damage limitation, particularly in cases with the potential to cause significant financial or reputational harm.
His clients include Mitchells & Butlers, as well as a UK oil company and a national pub chain.
Recent examples of how Kieran has supported his clients include:
- successfully defending a million pound plus personal injury claim brought against the owners of a hotel by demonstrating, at trial and on appeal, that brain damage sustained by a guest following a fall from an upper floor bedroom window was due to their own misadventure rather than negligence on the part of the hotelier.
- successfully defending a million pound plus personal injury claim brought against a leisure company by demonstrating that an employee who had drowned during an outward bound event had done so because of their own actions rather than anything attributable to their employer;
- recovering £600,000 for a leisure company following a fire at one of their venues which was caused by a defective tumble dryer produced by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of household appliances; and
- heading off a threatened £2 million breach of contract claim on behalf of a leisure company following the termination of a contract with a car park camera operator.