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.

Our governance board

Richard West
Head of Innovation
Suzanne Liversidge
Managing Partner
Karim Derrick
Product and Innovation Director
Mike Gilpin
Commercial Director
Richard West
Head of Innovation
Suzanne Liversidge headshot
Suzanne Liversidge
Managing Partner
Karim Derrick
Product and Innovation Director
Mike Gilpin
Commercial Director

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

Head of Innovation

Richard is a director of Kennedys IQ, our new technology driven company, wholly owned by Kennedys, that provides innovative solutions for insurance companies and large corporates to help them manage claims efficiently.

Richard is also a partner at Kennedys, Divisional Head of Liability, Global Strategy Board member and Head of the firm’s Innovation Group.

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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

Product and Innovation Director 
Karim is Product and Innovation Director at Kennedys IQ, our new technology driven company, wholly owned by Kennedys, that provides innovative solutions for insurance companies and large corporates to help them manage claims efficiently.

Prior to his new role, as the leader of Kennedys’ global R&D team, Karim led the development of the Kennedys Toolkit. Our Toolkit gave our clients the potential to handle more of the claims journey themselves, so they are able to use lawyers less.

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Our IQ Platform offers huge potential for us to create powerful solutions to problems that our clients face on a daily basis, and underpin our commitment to offering a range of technology solutions and consultancy services.

Our IQ Platform offers huge potential for us to create powerful solutions to problems that our clients face on a daily basis, and underpin our commitment to offering a range of technology solutions and consultancy services.

Mike Gilpin

Commercial Director
Mike is Commercial Director at Kennedys IQ, our new technology driven company, wholly owned by Kennedys, that provides innovative solutions for insurance companies and large corporates to help them manage claims efficiently.

Prior to moving into his new role, Mike was Director of IT at Kennedys, where he introduced a radical new approach to IT infrastructure, using virtual client technology. The Athena global platform was designed to support significant anticipated global growth. It was successful in enabling his team to support 18 office openings in one year.

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Whipping up a storm of activity

Whipping up a storm of activity

The ‘Whiplash Reforms’ as they became known are about to become a reality, with a launch date of 31st May 2021. With the start clock ticking down, we take a look at the te...

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We work with clients as a strategic partner to help them see the challenges ahead and develop innovative ways to do what they do, smarter, faster and more efficiently.

We work with clients as a strategic partner to help them see the challenges ahead and develop innovative ways to do what they do, smarter, faster and more efficiently.

Suzanne Liversidge

Managing Partner, Kennedys
Suzanne is a member of Kennedys IQ’s Governance Group.

Kennedys IQ is our new technology driven company, wholly owned by Kennedys, that provides innovative solutions for insurance companies and large corporates to help them manage claims efficiently.

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