Laura Siddall

Laura is a Senior Associate based in Kennedys’ Sheffield office.  

Laura acts for a number of insurers, claims handling agents and medium to large corporate clients (including manufacturers, property/asset management companies and retailers).

Laura handles mainly fast track and multi-track employers’ liability (EL), public liability (PL) and disease claims, including complex and high-value claims. She also supervises a number of other fee earners who deal with litigated EL and PL claims.

Laura regularly provides training to corporate and insurer clients and contributes articles to legal publications. She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Laura is an author of Kennedys’ Claims Handling Law and Practice Guide, the fourth edition of which was published in February 2021.

Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2007

 

good all-round understanding of the law and willingness to go the extra distance for clients

The Legal 500 UK 2017

Market recognition

  • ‘Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)’
  • “Laura Siddall [is] noted for [her] ‘good all-round understanding of the law and willingness to go the extra distance for clients’.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2017

Work highlights

  • Handled sensitive bullying and harassment claim brought against large corporate client and one of its senior managers by a former employee who claimed to have been assaulted at work.
  • Represented insured and insurer in claim brought by former employee who claimed to have suffered a serious spinal cord injury (leaving him with significant neurological symptoms and urinary incontinence) as a result of the employee falling off the back of a lorry. Claim pleaded at in excess of £450,000.
  • Successfully defended a number of claims brought by employees of a corporate client who all claimed to have been injured whilst using same piece of machinery. As a result of findings made at trial a number of other pre-action claims from other employees (arising out of the same piece of machinery) were abandoned.