HEAD OF DATA BREACH
Kingsley is arguably the UK’s foremost data breach lawyer. With considerable multi-party expertise, he uses all his knowledge and capability to protect his clients’ rights, while making sure they get the compensation they deserve. In recognition of his standing, he regularly provides an authoritative voice on data protection and cybercrime hot topics in print, television, radio and online.
Before joining Keller Lenkner UK, Kingsley was managing director at Hayes Connor Solicitors. As the original founder of Hayes Connor, in 2017 he recognised the growing importance of data protection and cybercrime redress. In just two years he shaped this firm, as a new entrant in data breach law, into a significant regional player. His successful leadership resulted in an effective claims operation with a combined turnover of £35 million. He oversaw the settlement of significant numbers of claims and personally secured compensation amounts up to and over £100,000 on behalf of clients.
In 2020, with an awareness of changes in the data breach landscape, and keen to expand into a significant national firm capable of taking on large and well-funded organisations, Kingsley joined Keller Lenkner UK as Head of Data Breach.
Today, he leads a passionate team which includes some of the most skilled data breach lawyers in England & Wales. This team champions claimants seeking to secure justice, often in complicated multi-claimant group actions.
Andrew Nugent Smith
Andrew is managing director at Keller Lenkner UK. He is a seasoned commercial litigation with a deep understanding of group litigation and litigation finance.
Prior to joining Keller Lenkner UK, Andrew was a partner in Gowling WLG (UK) LLP where he litigated cases at all tiers of the England and Wales judicial system (including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) for clients ranging from high net worth individuals to large corporates and sovereign wealth funds.
He also developed an expertise in litigation finance and advised numerous claimants and litigation funders on complex and innovative financing transactions.
Andrew also worked at Simmons & Simmons LLP, where he trained as a solicitor, qualifying in 2003.