Ben Appleton

Ben is a legal director in Kennedys’ London office and qualified in England and Wales in 2009. Ben advises on motor, public liability and employers’ liability claims resulting in catastrophic and serious injury. He manages cases of the utmost severity including brain injury, spinal injury, subtle brain injury, multiple orthopaedic injuries, severe psychiatric injury and complex regional pain syndrome. 

Ben has a particular specialism in the defence of international claims with overseas quantum issues.

He represents insurer signatories to the Serious Injury Guide. His personal caseload is comprised of reserves of up to £5 million.

Ben regularly presents in the UK and abroad on a range of topics associated with complex claims and international quantum issues.

He is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2009

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2022

Work highlights

  • $18.6 million pleaded claim settled for $7.5 on account of ground breaking arguments relating to the UK discount rate.
  • £1 million claim settled for £75k following a successful mTBI defence resulting in two years’ worth of costs recovery.
Market recognition
  • Uk Recommended Lawyer 2022

    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2022