Having qualified in England and Wales in 1999 and practiced in insurance litigation in London, Raymond then joined Kennedys’ Belfast office in 2004, where he is now a Partner. Raymond holds practising certificates in both England and Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Raymond has advised on all aspects of professional indemnity matters for over 19 years and has gained considerable experience of both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He also advises on directors’ and officers’ insurance and has significant experience in handling property and construction all risks claims, including recovery, defence and coverage.

Raymond is also experienced in advising on a wide range of personal injury claims as well as handling health and safety related claims.

Raymond is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), Society of Construction Law and the Adjudication Society.


  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1999 
  • Qualified in Northern Ireland in 2004

Raymond Gilmore handles a range of professional negligence claims and is recognised for his construction law expertise.

Chambers UK 2020

Market recognition

  • Notable practitioner for 'Professional Negligence (Northern Ireland)'
    "Raymond Gilmore handles a range of professional negligence claims and is recognised for his construction law expertise."
    Chambers UK 2020
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Northern Ireland)' 
    "Raymond Gilmore is absolutely tenacious. He understands the construction market better than any other solicitor in Belfast and is accordingly exceptionally strong in construction disputes."
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Notable practitioner for 'Professional Negligence (Northern Ireland)'
    "He fights his clients' corner in an incredibly tenacious way. He has a great knowledge and implicit understanding of construction disputes and the building process generally."
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute resolution (Northern Ireland)' 
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • A Notable Practitioner (Band 2) for ‘Professional negligence (Northern Ireland)’
  • “He is recommended for being ‘robust in his approach’.”
    Chambers UK 2018
  • ‘Dispute resolution (Northern Ireland)’
  • “Raymond Gilmore is highly regarded for representing architects, engineers and contractors in a range of construction disputes.”
    Legal 500 UK 2017

Work highlights

  • Advised insurers and engineers in a claim arising from a defective roof on a landmark office block, with work involving detailed analysis of the construction contracts, collateral warranties and ultimately pursuing a subrogated claim against the project architects.
  • Advised developers, engineers and contractors regarding piling failure on numerous projects.
  • Advised engineers in relation to subsidence affecting a major housing development.
  • Advised accountants on several claims arising from a failed tax avoidance scheme.
  • Advised on all aspects of coverage.
  • Advised on claims arising from major damage caused to infrastructure during the installation of a gas pipeline network.
  • Advised on a wide variety of personal injury claims.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Leading Individual

    Chambers UK 2016

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016