Laura is a Legal Director based in Kennedys’ Sheffield office.
Laura acts for a number of insurers, claims handling agents and medium to large corporate clients (including manufacturers, property/asset management companies and retailers).
Laura handles mainly fast track and multi-track employers’ liability (EL), public liability (PL) and disease claims, including complex and high-value claims. She also supervises a number of other fee earners who deal with litigated EL and PL claims.
Laura regularly provides training to corporate and insurer clients and contributes articles to legal publications. She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).
Laura is an author of Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide, the fourth edition of which was published in February 2021.
- Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2007
Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)'The Legal 500 UK 2023
- Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
The Legal 500 UK 2022
- ‘Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)’
“Laura Siddall [is] noted for [her] ‘good all-round understanding of the law and willingness to go the extra distance for clients’.”
The Legal 500 UK 2017
- Handled sensitive bullying and harassment claim brought against large corporate client and one of its senior managers by a former employee who claimed to have been assaulted at work.
- Represented insured and insurer in claim brought by former employee who claimed to have suffered a serious spinal cord injury (leaving him with significant neurological symptoms and urinary incontinence) as a result of the employee falling off the back of a lorry. Claim pleaded at in excess of £450,000.
- Successfully defended a number of claims brought by employees of a corporate client who all claimed to have been injured whilst using same piece of machinery. As a result of findings made at trial a number of other pre-action claims from other employees (arising out of the same piece of machinery) were abandoned.