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About us

Kennedys Dublin combines legal and regulatory expertise with practical business advice. We have a particular focus on the insurance and reinsurance, and commercial and real estate sectors.

We have one of the largest and most experienced dedicated insurance practices in Ireland providing coverage and claims defence services across financial lines, including professional indemnity, and casualty. Our real estate, investment funds and corporate teams advise a wide range of local and international clients on property and commercial matters. Our dispute resolution experience covers matters ranging from professional negligence, and defamation to transport, insolvency and banking disputes.

We advise clients across the insurance, banking and finance, healthcare and real estate industries. We have continued to grow our team to meet the needs of our clients. As a result of this expansion, we have recently moved in to state-of-the-art facilities in Dublin’s docklands.

We have recently launched a local Women Insurers Network. We aim to raise awareness of the contribution professional women make to the Irish insurance industry, and to provide a networking forum for knowledge sharing and best practice. Join the LinkedIn group.

Our network of Kennedys offices

We have a strong presence on the island of Ireland, with highly-regarded practices in Dublin and Belfast. We are uniquely placed to advise clients on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues in insurance matters and commercial disputes.

Our wider international network of offices covers Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. We can provide a joint response across the international Kennedys network for complex multi-jurisdictional issues.

Our approach

As part of the wider Kennedys team, we are regarded as leaders, not just because we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field - but because we know it's important to be practical, commercial and approachable. We give clear legal advice.

Answers - not just more questions
Recommendations - not just options
Strategy and tactics - not just a legal view in a vacuum
Clear English - not legalese, clauses and caveats 

We call this: legal advice in black and white.


15 May 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have hired healthcare specialist, Joanne O’Sullivan, as a partner in our Dublin office. Joanne joins us from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, where she was deputy head of legal services.
5 May 2017
We are pleased to announce that we will be merging with insurance leading US firm Carroll McNulty & Kull (CMK), creating a truly global insurance practice that will offer clients unrivalled coverage and expertise in all their key markets.
3 April 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have boosted our international marine insurance and shipping practice, and particularly our Korean expertise, with the appointment of disputes partner Deug Rong (“DR”) Lee from Clyde & Co.

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