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About us

Kennedys is a growing international law firm with unrivalled 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
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Transport
  • Maritime and international trade
  • Rail

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 global 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

  • 2nd - most likely firm to be shortlisted by insurance company claims teams in the next 12 months (London Market insurers, Gracechurch consulting, 2013)
  • 9 - associated offices: Copenhagen, Karachi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Warsaw
  • 18 - offices around the world: Auckland, Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Maidstone, Manchester, Miami, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney, Taunton
  • Over 23% - of our partners began their life in law as trainees with us
  • 29 - our Legal Week ranking (by turnover, 2012) we have consistently moved up the rankings each year
  • 38.2% - we have the highest female partner population of any top 30 law firm (The Lawyer, 2012)
  • Over 150 – partners at Kennedys
  • Over 1,100 - people at Kennedys
  • 1899 – the year Paddison, Chapelle and Kennedy was established in London

Our ethos and values

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. They are built upon being approachable, responsive, respectful, being trustworthy and straightforward, and delivering economic solutions. They 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. We deliver these in plain English and it’s what we call Legal advice in black and white.

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