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Clarke Willmott adds experienced partner to financial litigation team

Experienced litigator Darren Kidd has joined Clarke Willmott’s financial litigation team.

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

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.

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, 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.”

To speak with Darren Kidd or a member of our financial litigation team, please request a consultation.


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Philippa Hann

Partner/Managing Director

Bristol, Southampton and Taunton
Philippa is a Partner in the Financial Services Litigation team specialising in investment product mis-selling claims and negligent investment advice.
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Darren Kidd


Bristol and London
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.
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