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The Legal 500 UK - Winner - Firm of the Year

The Legal 500 UK 2015 - Top Tier Firm

The Legal 500 UK 2015 - Top Tier Firm

Legal Business Awards 2016 - Winner

Chambers UK 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers UK 2016

Association of British Insurers

About us

We are an international law firm with a strong presence in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We have particular expertise in dispute resolution and litigation and advisory services.

We specialise in providing market-leading defendant claims services and coverage advice to support the insurance and reinsurance sector. Clients include insurers, self-insured corporates, local authorities and central government organisations and professional membership organisations. We have deep experience not only in the most complex cases, but also in cost-effective, high-volume claims resolution.

Although our core focus is on the insurance and reinsurance industry, we also resolve disputes and claims in the most complex industry sectors including aviation, construction, healthcare, shipping, public sector, rail and travel.

We advise clients locally, and also offer comprehensive London market expertise with the full support of our international network of offices.

Where to find us in England

From London beginnings in 1899, we have continually expanded to meet the needs of our clients. In addition to England, we have offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

In England, we are located in Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Taunton. See contact details for all of our offices in England.

Our English offices are an integrated part of the wider Kennedys network, which spans Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Our expertise and legal services

From our offices across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, our lawyers provide specialised legal advice to the insurance and reinsurance sector for all UK jurisdictions, and the London market.

Our insurance services include:

  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Coverage advice and policy wording
  • Defendant claims services across all classes of insurance, including personal injury claims
  • Fraud advice
  • Corporate insurance.

Non-insurance legal services include:

  • Corporate and commercial services, such as contracts and employment
  • Financial services, covering banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency
  • Regulatory and compliance advice.

Read more about our expertise in England.

Building strong local relationships

Effective legal advice is not only practical and relevant, but is delivered in an approachable and straightforward way. To support strong local relationships, we have lawyers located where our clients need us to be.

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5 September 2017
We are proud to be sponsors of this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW) - a must attend event within the global shipping and maritime sectors. Mark Lloyd, a Partner in the London office, is leading the initiative from Kennedys' side during the week and is also a long-standing director on the Maritime London board, which has a seat on the LISW Steering Group.
1 September 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have completed our merger with one of Manchester’s most respected law firms, augmenting our global commercial litigation practice.
7 August 2017
We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our strategic growth, expanding our operations in Australia with the addition of a new office in Melbourne and a new team led by lateral hire partner, Michael Kavanagh.

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