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Darren Kidd


Home office: Bristol and London
Darren Kidd - Financial Services Litigation Solicitor - Bristol

Darren is an experienced litigator specialising in high value and complex disputes.

He has experience across a broad range of domestic and international matters, including in banking / financial services, fraud, insolvency, professional negligence and tax. He has particular experience of structuring and progressing group litigation and litigation funding.

Darren 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.

Darren’s experience includes working internationally and in-house. During his time at Herbert Smith Freehills, Darren completed a one-year secondment to the firm’s Melbourne office and a nine-month secondment to one of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms.

How Darren can help you


  • At his previous firm, Stewarts, Darren’s 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.
  • Darren has also acted for the liquidators of two BVI companies in relation to €500 million claims against Deutsche Bank AG and others concerning complex financial derivatives linked to the Icelandic bank, Kaupthing hf.

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