Kenny Friday

Kenny is a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution department, having joined Glovers as a trainee solicitor in 2002.

He has broad experience encompassing most aspects of property related litigation, as well as associated professional negligence, insolvency and general commercial litigation.

Kenny has extensive experience of advising and assisting a wide range of Glovers’ clients in the property sector, including banks and other financial institutions, retailers, restaurants, franchisors, developers, insolvency practitioners, commercial landlords and high net worth individuals.

Kenny is recommended for property litigation in the Legal 500 (2017) and is described as ‘very solid and possibly the calmest solicitor in the market’. Kenny has been described in previous editions as "savvy", "superb", "extremely competent" and as having "real expertise in mortgages" and "excellent client liaison skills".

Examples of Kenny’s experience include:
  • Successfully representing a lender in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal in the reported case of Credit & Mercantile Plc -v- Kaymuu Limited & Ors, which concerned a claim by a third party seeking to assert priority over the lender’s legal charge and involved issues of mortgage fraud, overriding interests, trusts and construction of the mortgage deed. The lender client was successful in protecting its security and retaining all redemption monies plus its costs of the proceedings. Kenny was also successful in defeating the third party’s application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Acting for a lender in connection with the court appointment of administrators against a borrower and its overseas subsidiaries in order to protect the lender’s security, which comprised a 150 acre mixed use site with a value of £26 million.
  • Acting for a retail franchisor in a dispute with a number of its former franchisees. The dispute, which was resolved at mediation, had a potential value of £2.5 million and related to 27 separately franchised premises throughout England and also included elements of intellectual property and contract law.
  • Successfully acting on behalf of clients in connection with the urgent eviction of trespassers from commercial properties in Central London.
  • Advising various multisite restaurants operators on property related disputes that arise in connection with their property portfolios.
Kenny is a member of the Property Litigation Association.