Kim is a senior associate in Kennedys London office and advises on all aspects of employers’, motor and public liability claims, with particular expertise in high value and catastrophic injury claims including injuries involving traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries and amputations. Kim has also represented a number of insured’s in the construction industry and provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in conducting liability investigations in this area.

Kim has a particular specialism in psychiatric injury and stress at work claims and claims involving complex or unusual medical causation issues. Prior to training as a solicitor Kim studied psychology at university and worked in community and hospital psychiatric nursing and occupational therapy teams. Kim also has experience working as a mental health lawyer, representing client’s at Tribunal’s against their detention under the Mental Health Act. Kim also remains a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society with an annual CPD requirement, which aides in keeping abreast of the latest treatment and rehabilitation trends.  

Kim has combined his expertise in psychology with his more than 20 years of experience in the law to provide insurers with unique insights into future trends in psychiatric injury claims and strategic advice to navigate claims brought by often difficult claimants to achieve the best outcome. Kim is also instructed by insurers on matters with unusual or complex medical causation issues including claims involving multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, stroke and substance abuse.

Kim is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Work highlights

  • Currently instructed to act in several multi-million pound stress at work claims brought by high earning individuals.
  • Successfully defended allegations that stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis had failed due to trauma from a road traffic accident.
  • Defended at trial, an infrastructure company against a claim by a security guard alleging failure to provide adequate lighting and equipment and claiming the insured left excess mud in the storage yard he was guarding that caused a tripping hazard.
  • Successfully defended a Principal contractor for a construction project at trial, against a claim brought by a claimant who had used partially dismantled scaffolding as a shortcut and fell from height, causing significant injuries.
  • Hirose Electrical Ltd v Peak Ingredients Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 987 Successful defence of a private nuisance claim in the High Court and Court of Appeal where the Claimant sought an injunction to close the insured’s business.