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.


  • 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.