Further growth for Kennedys in Manchester with latest partner hire

We are pleased to announce that we have made our second lateral hire of the year with the appointment of Paula Garvey as partner in our growing Manchester office.
Paula joins from Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office where she was a partner in the firm’s insurance casualty team. She brings 19 years’ experience in employer and public liability cases, and is a specialist in rail liability cases.

Paula will be reunited with her former Hill Dickinson colleague, Gordon Davidson, who joined us as a partner with a four-strong team last year. The team handles pre-litigation and litigated motor and casualty claims for insurers, transport companies, food manufacturers and local authorities.

Kennedys has a committed insurance presence in Manchester and an unrivalled national reputation, so I am looking forward to working with my former colleagues again to grow Kennedys’ insurance casualty business in Manchester.

Paula Garvey, Partner, Manchester

We remain committed to attracting top talent and growth predicated on client need. Paula’s appointment will help to grow our regional presence and our casualty practice in particular. Her experience will certainly be attractive to our national and international clients and I’m delighted she is on board.

Nick Thomas, Senior Partner at Kennedys

Paula becomes the ninth partner in the Manchester office and follows the appointment of dispute resolution and aviation partner Nick Humphrey from Clyde & Co at the start of the year.

We moved into our new larger office in Manchester’s Oxford Street in October 2016, and have 54 fee-earners in total based in the city.