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Alistair Kennedy

Partner

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Email AlistairKennedy@schofieldsweeney.co.uk

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Throughout his career Alistair has conducted a wide range of commercial disputes representing major corporates, small and medium sized businesses and individuals. He has dealt with many complex, high value claims in the High Court and Appeal Courts, including several cases that have been reported and/or attracted significant press attention.

Alistair has particular experience of claims related to financial services and disputes involving allegations of fraud. He has also dealt with a number of complex professional negligence claims (notably in relation to unsatisfactory investment, tax or legal advice). Other work includes shareholder and partnership disputes, and complex commercial contract claims. Many of Alistair’s cases involve an international element and he is experienced in arbitration.

Alistair prides himself on being commercial and pragmatic. He works hard to understand his client’s objectives and to then provide them with the best and most cost effective options.

Alistair's expertise in both commercial litigation and financial services litigation has been recognised in Legal 500 since 2015, where he is recommended in two disciplines - Commercial Litigation and Claimant Professional Negligence. Alistair is described in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 as “a go-to litigator who is someone you definitely want fighting your corner”.

Since 2016, Alistair has been ranked in UK Chambers and Partners amongst the leading litigators in the Yorkshire region, being described most recently as “very good, both technically and commercially” and being “relaxed and objective” .

Alistair is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Leeds Community Foundation 100 Club.

Alistair’s notable cases include Levack and APL v Philip Ross and others [2018], Ross v Misra and Rose Limited [2017], Alex Lawrie Receivables Limited v Billany [2015] and Closegate Hotel Developments Limited and others v Barclays Bank Plc [2013].

His reported public law cases include R (on the application of Menston Action Group v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council [2015] EWHC 2292 (Admin) and R (on the application of Leicester Gaming Club Ltd) v the Gambling Commission [2007] EWHC 531 (Admin).

View Alistair's recent updates:

Complex Litigation

RBS set aside 400m for global restructuring group complaints review

Advisor uncertainty following new DOTAS financial product hallmark

Facing up to Accelerated Payment Notices

New specialist financial court to set international standard

Can the banks continue to weather the storm?

Administrative Litigation

Further success for Menston Action Group at the Court of Appeal

Inspecting the Inspectors

Menston Action Group granted second judicial review

Menston Action Group win at Court of Appeal

Menston Action Group take on Bradford Council and Barratt Homes

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