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The Legal 500 UK - Winner - Firm of the Year

Chambers UK 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers UK 2016

Legal Business Awards 2016 - Winner

The Legal 500 UK 2015 - Top Tier Firm

The Legal 500 UK 2015 - Top Tier Firm

Association of British Insurers

The Legal 500 UK 2017 - Top Tier Firm

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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24 November 2017
We are delighted to announce that Kennedys’ virtual lawyer KLAiM won the award for Technology Initiative of the Year award last night at the prestigious Insurance Day, London Market Awards 2017.
20 November 2017
We are pleased to announce that Kennedys is teaming up with the University of Manchester to develop next-generation fraud prevention software, after securing funding from the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership.
6 November 2017
Wildfires are rarely out of the news at the moment and their frequency, and intensity, is increasing. Whilst North America and Mediterranean Europe have suffered the most recent devastating losses, the risk of UK wildfires exists and this risk is growing.

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