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About us

Kennedys is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. We have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. Our team handles both contentious and non-contentious legal services for many industries including:

  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Construction and engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Life sciences
  • Public sector
  • Rail
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping and international trade
  • Sport and leisure
  • Transport and logistics
  • Travel and tourism.

In addition we have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement, property and regulation. We also have a strong workplace team who specialise in employment, health and safety and environment matters. Our international network enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients, the insurance market and the aspirations of our people.

Facts and figures

  • No.1 - rated firm (joint) in terms of value for money (Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report, 2016). More lawyers individually nominated by insurers as “delivering outstanding service” than any competitor firm (Gracechurch APAC Insurance Law Report, 2017).
  • 16 - associate offices and cooperations: Beijing, Bologna, Buenos Aires, Karachi, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Oslo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm and Warsaw
  • 37 - offices around the world: Auckland, Austin, Bangkok, Basking Ridge, Belfast, Birmingham, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Hong Kong, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney and Taunton.
  • Over 23% - of our partners began their life in law as trainees with us
  • 30th - largest UK law firm, by turnover, (138.8m) in 2016, as ranked by Legal Business and Legal Week. UK revenue was £104m for 2016/17. Total global turnover was £149.8m for 2016/17, an increase of 8%.
  • Approximately 270 – partners at Kennedys
  • 1899 – the year Paddison, Chapelle and Kennedy was established in London
  • Over 1,900 - people at Kennedys.

Our ethos and values

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

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