Darren is a Legal Director based in Kennedys’ London office specialising in general commercial, finance and insolvency litigation.

Darren acts for a wide range of clients including government departments, banks and insolvency practitioners.

He has a wide range of experience in many different kinds of litigation. These include claims alleging the mis-sale by financial institutions of financial products, serious and complex fraud and tax evasion, judicial review, directors’ duties as well as various contractual and tortious claims.

Darren also acts in claims in an insolvency context and under the Insolvency Act, acting for both claimants (insolvency practitioners) and defendants. He has a detailed knowledge of insolvency procedures and experience of advising insolvency practitioners, company officers and creditors. Many of his cases involve a criminal element or recovery of the proceeds of crime.

Darren has experience in lecturing on various aspects of law to clients, students and professional bodies.

He is a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.


  • Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2004
Darren Bradshaw [is a] key senior associate.

Work highlights

  • HM Revenue & Customs v SED Essex Limited [2013] EWHC 1583 (Ch)
  • HM Revenue & Customs v SED Essex Limited (third party costs) [2013] WLUK 682
  • Crown Holdings (London) Ltd (in liquidation) and Crown Currency Exchange Limited (in liquidation) [2015] EWHC 1876 (Ch) and [2019] EWHC 3302 (Ch)
  • R (on the application of Mazarona Properties Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service [2017] EWHC 1135 (Admin)