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The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 - Leading Firm

About us

Kennedys Dublin combines legal and regulatory expertise with practical business advice. We have a particular focus on the insurance and reinsurance, healthcare, 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, healthcare 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 moved in to state-of-the-art facilities in Dublin’s docklands.

We have launched a local Women Insurers Network 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.

Market recognition - The Legal 500 Europe

The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has been published and we are delighted with the results in respect of our Dublin office lawyers.

The Dublin office has achieved an improvement in ranking for Insurance for 2017, moving up two tiers to Tier 3. This year also sees brand new rankings for Dublin at Tier 4 for Dispute Resolution and Real Estate and Tier 2 for Transport, in our first submissions for these practice areas.

The following Dublin based Kennedys’ lawyers have been named in the 2017 Edition:

  • Philip O’Connor (Real Estate)
  • Michael Walshe (Dispute Resolution)
  • Daniel Scanlon (Dispute Resolution and Insurance)
  • Hugh Kennedy (Transport – ‘Leading Lawyer’)
  • Carol Maguire (Real Estate - ‘Next Generation Lawyer’)

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.


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.
25 August 2017
The Commercial Team in our Dublin office recently hosted a client lunch at the Dublin Horse Show.
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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