Law firm welcomes partner to financial litigation team

Litigator Darren Kidd has joined law firm Clarke Willmott’s financial litigation team.

Specialising in high value and complex disputes, Kidd has experience across a range of domestic and international matters including in the areas of banking/financial services, fraud, insolvency, professional negligence and tax.

He has acted for a variety of clients, including high net worth individuals, airlines, banks, financial authorities, hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, insurance companies, law firms, telecommunications companies and trustees.

At his previous firm, Stewarts, his caseload included advising over 350 individuals, a number of whom are well-known personalities, in group litigation involving claims in fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy and negligence against various parties including a number of large banks. The claims arose from investments in various tax-efficient investment vehicles focused on films and video games. The case was listed in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 and 2022.

Kidd, who will be working from the firm’s Bristol and London offices, said: “I am excited to join Clarke Willmott’s financial services litigation team. The team has a strong track record in resolving financial services disputes for clients, and I am looking forward to developing the varied and often complex cases the firm handles.”

Philippa Hann, partner and managing director at Clarke Willmott, said: “We’re delighted to have Darren join our busy and growing team. We go to great lengths to fully understand the regulatory environment and markets in which our clients operate, and I know Darren has a firm grasp on this as well as a commercial appreciation that sets him apart.

“Darren will be a great asset to our clients and the wider team alike, particularly in this, our 135th anniversary year, which promises to be busy and exciting.”