Expertise

Kevin’s cases are varied, though he has a particular expertise in spinal and brain injury claims. He is often engaged in ‘cross-over’ cases where multiple defendants are involved, such as the case of Kylie Grimes v David Hawkins and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Kevin also has experience working with clients who lack capacity, including children and clients under the MCA. Kevin is a skilled negotiator and advocate having negotiated settlements through round table meetings or formal mediations.

Career

Kevin graduated in Law from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, before training at Loosemores in Cardiff. He then moved to Evill & Coleman in Putney, where he became an associate solicitor, before joining Stewarts in 1994. He became a partner in 1996.

 

Recognition

Chambers 2017 states: “Kevin Grealis is well known for his ‘specialist hybrid’ practice, specialising in claims where there is an accident resulting in serious personal injury and then subsequent clinical negligence in the injured parties’ treatment. Sources praise him as a ‘very industrious’ solicitor who ‘knows the law very well’.”

The Legal 500, 2013 describes Kevin as “meticulous” with “a great eye for detail.”

Stella Saunders, Client Executive at IBM For System Integrators and Consultants said: “I appointed Kevin Grealis having suffered negligence during diagnosis of a spinal injury. Kevin is an expert in spinal injury legal cases who has integrity and empathy. He uses only the most esteemed medical and legal experts to augment his clients’ cases and I have no hesitation in recommending him to other spinal injury claimants. I was happy to receive the desired outcome from my claim.”

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Law Society Personal Injury Panel (1993 to date);
  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel (1995 to date)
  • Fellow of APIL
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of The Medico-Legal Society

Publications

Instructing medical experts (Solicitors Journal), Inquests (Solicitors Journal), Dealing with clients from ethnic minorities (APIL Journal), The Double Whammy – Dealing with cases involving multiple defendants (Clinical Risk).

Personal

Kevin was educated at St. Illtyd`s College in Cardiff and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is married with three sons. Kevin is a member of the Roehampton Club and a keen Welsh Rugby Union and Arsenal supporter.