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13 October 2020 | Firm News | Article by Richard Locke

Leading professional negligence lawyer, Kevin O’Brien, joins Hugh James

Kevin O'Brien

Hugh James has hired a leading lawyer in the field of professional negligence to boost our specialist claimant litigation offering to clients.

Kevin O’Brien is highly experienced in complex and high-value claims against professionals, acting for banks and financial institutions, business, and private individuals.

Over the years he has developed an impressive reputation in representing clients bringing claims against solicitors in relation to property and commercial transactions.

Kevin joins as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Hugh James, after 21 years at JCP solicitors, where he led the Professional Liability and Lender Services teams.

Ranked as a leading individual in the field of professional negligence by industry bible the Legal 500, Kevin’s thorough, knowledgeable, and commercially sensible approach is singled out in the latest Chamber and Partners directory. He is also an accredited mediator, with 17 years’ experience mediating a range of civil and commercial disputes.

Hugh James boasts an expanding dispute resolution team and this latest appointment strengthens the specialist support it provides to clients in the banking and finance, property, retail and corporate commercial sectors.

Commenting on his arrival, Kevin O’Brien said today:

“I’m excited to be joining one of the best litigation departments in Wales and beyond and am looking forward to working closely with lawyers across the business division to support an impressive array of clients – helping to protect and enhance their businesses and reputations, in often challenging circumstances.”

Speaking of Kevin’s appointment, Richard Locke, Group Head of Hugh James’ Dispute Resolution team said today:

“Kevin is a natural fit for us. His specialist expertise and stand-out track record in this very complex area of law will add to our ability to provide the very best legal service to our clients. I am looking forward to working with Kevin and expanding upon the niche areas of work that we already provide in the department”.

Author bio

Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management.  He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

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