Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (South West)'"The key names at Kennedys' Taunton office include Mark Skinner, who focuses on the defence of insurers in relation to third party claims".The Legal 500 UK 2023
- Recommended lawyer for 'Personal injury: defendant (South West)'
"Mark Skinner leads the team by example. His analysis of the legal issues is always very strong and he runs a tight ship with his very reliable associates and maintains excellent relations with his key insurer clients."
"Mark Skinner is a highly experienced litigator on behalf of a wide range of defendant clients. He is tactically astute and has an eye for the detail."
"...'highly experienced' and 'tactically astute' Mark Skinner."
The Legal 500 UK 2022
- Notable practitioner for 'Professional Negligence (South West)'
Chambers UK 2021
- Recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (South West)'
"Mark Skinner is [a] name to note for large loss liability work"
The Legal 500 UK 2021
Since 1999 he has worked in London for Hextall Erskine and DLA before joining Kennedys in 2009. He became a Partner in 2011. Prior to his move to London he trained and became a partner in regional practice ASB Law where he enjoyed an all-round commercial litigation, advocacy and personal injury education.
The focus of Mark’s practice is the defence of insurers in relation to third party claims. He has acted for a range of insurance companies over a number of years but in the last 10 years has focussed upon the London Market, catastrophic injuries arising from employer’s liability and public liability motor and product liability claims in addition to coverage issues and third party property damage. He is particularly versed in acting for SMEs in various industries but particularly the construction, agricultural and leisure sectors. He has handled high value and complex subtle brain injury cases against market renowned claimant firms.
After being located in our London office for many years Mark has now moved to our Taunton office and is able to manage and run cases based either in London or the south-west given the location of his team members. Indeed he has built up a large road traffic accident criminal practice with assistants in both London and Taunton offering country wide coverage in serious injury collisions. In that regard he advises clients at the police station on a regular basis and has recorded a number of trial successes.
Mark handles multiple brain injury and spinal injury cases as well as a range of serious orthopaedic injury and fatal accident claims and he is accustomed to early involvement and the formulation of strategy aimed at avoiding proceedings or identifying evidence required before it becomes stale or lost. He aims always to give frank advice and to reserve realistically.
Mark is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
Mark 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 the UK in 1993