Gavin is the lead insurance partner for Kennedys in Scotland. He qualified in England in 2002, and in Scotland in 2004. Gavin has a broad commercial litigation practice with a particular focus on insurance related disputes.

Gavin has been recognised for many years for his ability to successfully defend claims against a wide-range of professionals, and has a particular specialism in construction claims.

Alongside a professional indemnity practice Gavin has extensive experience in advising on policy issues (pre-litigation and litigated), property damage claims and general commercial disputes.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2002
  • Qualified in Scotland in 2004

Market recognition

  • Leading Individual and recommended lawyer for ‘Professional Negligence (Scotland)’
    “Gavin Henderson has considerable experience, in particular in claims against construction professionals and accountants…and brings a wealth of experience to the defence team in any claim.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2022
  • Notable practitioner for ‘Professional Negligence (Scotland)’
    “Gavin Henderson possesses a wide range of expertise in professional negligence, including construction and infrastructure-related matters.”
    Chambers UK 2022

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended a claim against an international firm of accountants by a former client alleging they were negligent in not advising him on the availability of Entrepreneurs Relief.
  • Successfully acting for an aquaculture company in a claim against a feed supplier.
  • Acted for creditors opposing a solvent scheme of arrangement for an insurance company based in Scotland.
  • Acting for a number of construction professionals in adjudications, and also resisting enforcement of adjudication awards.
  • Acting for a charitable foundation in the Supreme Court over the interpretation of a deed.
  • Successfully recovering damages for a company following a challenge to a procurement decision made by a public authority.