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Our culture and values

Our values are at the core of our distinctive culture. The driving goal across our values is to make a difference. This is the very heart of what makes us a great firm to be part of.


We are approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. 



"I take great pride in being approachable and positive and it’s no different in my role as a Kennedys partner. It’s quite simple: whatever I’m doing and wherever I’m doing it, I always try and make time for people. That is core to our culture at Kennedys."

Suzanne Liversidge, Partner, Sheffield 



"For me, being straightforward means setting a clear direction. I try to communicate with colleagues and clients in a way that is clear, timely and genuine. It’s also about being upfront in a constructive and respectful manner."

Trevor Davies, Partner, London 



"Being supportive involves embracing diversity and being inclusive − respecting each individual. For me, it’s understanding that we are not a collection of individuals pursuing our own agendas; Kennedys is one firm and we are a community."

Rebekah Giles, Partner, Sydney 



"For me, the best way to be distinctive is to be yourself. It is important that we recognise the firm is the sum of many great parts. As a firm, we manage to stand out from the crowd. Our brand is strikingly different to our industry peers and our personality, largely driven by our values, distinguishes us from competitors."

Alex Guillamont, Partner, Miami 

We embrace our values as we strive to make a difference to each other and our clients. Download our culture and values brochure (PDF, 996KB)

Our clients pride us on our values

The first independent survey of claims staff by Gracechurch Consulting (2013), explored their attitudes to performance amongst specialist law firms. Perhaps not surprisingly, the comments received about our lawyers supported and reinforced our culture and values:

  • "Responsive, technically adept, good as part of the team"
  • "Reliable, knowledgeable, friendly"
  • "Focused, responsive, committed"
  • "Expertise, straightforward, knowledge"
  • "Reliable, inexpensive, fair"