Our team

Our global team at Kennedys IQ has been growing to meet the demand from our clients. The team includes data scientists, web developers, product managers, innovation and commercial managers who are creating smart and innovative tools for our clients to help them manage their claims process more efficiently.

Over the last few years the team at Kennedys has won several awards for our innovative products and solutions. The team led by Richard and Karim, were delighted to win The Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers 2019 award for Innovation in the Business of Law: New products and services, in recognition of the firm’s ability to model insurance/legal claims workflow and replicate them digitally and globally for our clients.  We were also pleased to win the ‘Innovation in strategy and digital transformation award’ at The FT Innovative Lawyers’ Europe Awards 2020.  For our partnership with our client the AA, Kennedys IQ was awarded a Bronze Award for ‘Technology Partner of the Year – Claims’ at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards 2023. This Award embodies our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and our unwavering commitment to excellence.

Our team

Richard West
Partner and Global Head of Client Innovation
Karim Derrick
Chief Products Officer
Rhian Gait-Parker
Chief Operating Officer
Bill McLaughlin
Chief Technical Officer
Kimberley Davies
Head of Commercial
Richard West
Partner and Global Head of Client Innovation
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Karim Derrick
Chief Products Officer

Rhian Gait-Parker
Chief Operating Officer
Bill McLaughlin
Chief Technical Officer
Kimberley Davies
Head of Commercial

The creation of Kennedys IQ reflects our commitment to true innovation in the insurance and legal services market, and builds upon our proven ability to deliver client-facing software solutions – which we have been doing for the last ten years.

The creation of Kennedys IQ reflects our commitment to true innovation in the insurance and legal services market, and builds upon our proven ability to deliver client-facing software solutions – which we have been doing for the last ten years.

Richard West

Partner and Global Head of Client Innovation

Richard is Kennedys Global Head of Client Innovation and is also a Director of Kennedys IQ. He is a Partner at Kennedys and is also Global Practice Head for Kennedys Liability Defence group.

Under Richard’s leadership, Kennedys IQ, a technology driven wholly owned subsidiary of Kennedys, delivers innovative solutions tailored for insurance companies and large corporates.

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Advancing legal services for the insurance sector: AI-driven empowerment

Advancing legal services for the insurance sector: AI-driven empowerment

As legal partners to the insurance industry, we are at the forefront of an exciting transformation, propelled by advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our vision extends beyond enhancing our own productivity; we are committed to empowering you, our insurance company clients, to manage and streamline your legal processes related to insurance claims more effectively.

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Introduction to Kennedys IQ

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Kennedys IQ is our new home for client-facing innovation. Human and machine intelligence combined on a single platform.

Kennedys IQ delivers on the promise of technology to help our global claims clients run better and more effective businesses, turning to Kennedys’ lawyers only when expert legal advice is needed.

Kennedys IQ delivers on the promise of technology to help our global claims clients run better and more effective businesses, turning to Kennedys’ lawyers only when expert legal advice is needed.

Karim Derrick

Chief Products Officer

Karim serves as Chief Products Officer at Kennedys IQ, the client facing technology arm of Kennedys LLP, creating ‘baked in legal’ technology products for use by financial services clients.

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Advancing legal services for the insurance sector: AI-driven empowerment

Advancing legal services for the insurance sector: AI-driven empowerment

As legal partners to the insurance industry, we are at the forefront of an exciting transformation, propelled by advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our vision extends beyond enhancing our own productivity; we are committed to empowering you, our insurance company clients, to manage and streamline your legal processes related to insurance claims more effectively.

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The clients benefit from a combination of practical insurance and legal experience within the team, plus technology tools that are created to solve their problems and create efficiencies for them. All of this supported by the legal expertise within the LLP. That in itself, is incredibly exciting.

The clients benefit from a combination of practical insurance and legal experience within the team, plus technology tools that are created to solve their problems and create efficiencies for them. All of this supported by the legal expertise within the LLP. That in itself, is incredibly exciting.

Rhian Gait-Parker

Chief Operating Officer

Rhian is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Kennedys IQ, where she brings her extensive expertise in both motor and general insurance. Prior to joining Kennedys IQ Rhian served as the COO for a life insurance company and held a pivotal board-level position within the organisational structure.

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The search for new technologies and applications is critical to real innovation. At Kennedys IQ, we are constantly pushing the boundaries with leading edge solutions to power our world-class products and service delivery.

The search for new technologies and applications is critical to real innovation. At Kennedys IQ, we are constantly pushing the boundaries with leading edge solutions to power our world-class products and service delivery.

Bill McLaughlin

Chief Technical Officer

Bill is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Kennedys IQ, managing the Engineering, QA and Service Delivery teams. Prior to joining Kennedys IQ Bill has held senior technical positions in both start-ups and large global brands.

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The thing that drew me to Kennedys IQ was the commitment to partner with technologists, data scientists, lawyers and industry experts to solve the business problems of today and the future.

The thing that drew me to Kennedys IQ was the commitment to partner with technologists, data scientists, lawyers and industry experts to solve the business problems of today and the future.

Kimberley Davies

Head of Commercial

Kimberley serves as the Head of Commercial at Kennedys IQ since March 2023, spearheading the IQ Platforms new growth phase. Joining Kennedys in February 2020, she played a pivotal role in introducing the IQ Platform to the market.

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