- Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant (Northern Ireland)'
The Legal 500 UK 2022
- Recommended lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Northern Ireland)'
“Frances Thompson...combine[s] an exceptional work ethic and knowledge of the field with excellent client facing skills and a realistic and robust approach to litigation and resolution.”
The Legal 500 UK 2021
- Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution (Northern Ireland)'
"Amanda Wylie is a well respected and commercially astute operator and is excellently supported by associates Frances Thompson and Megan Boyd, who are always fantastically prepared, completely on top of their cases and calm under pressure."
The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
Frances is a Legal Director in our Belfast office. She qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2002 and joined Kennedys in 2018.
Frances acts for a number of market leading of insurers and has advised on a wide spectrum of professional liability matters including solicitors, architects, engineers, insurance intermediaries, asbestos consultants, accountants and surveyors. She has extensive product liability experience, particularly in the healthcare field, and also has considerable personal injury experience, regularly advising on the defence and resolution of public liability, employers liability and road traffic claims including serious injuries and disease claims.
Frances has significant experience in advising insurers on policy issues. She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and is currently a Property Sector Focus Regional Representative.