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Association of British Insurers

The Legal 500 UK 2017 - Top Tier Firm

Firm of the Year: Insurance

About us

Our Northern Ireland office in Belfast is the only pure litigation practice in the jurisdiction with a focus on the insurance industry, advising on coverage, defence and recovery matters.

Our expertise lies in providing trusted, commercial advice to UK-based and local insurers across industry sectors including:

  • Manufacturing and retail
  • Construction and quarries
  • Private healthcare
  • Heavy industry
  • Shipping (including arrests) and travel
  • Transport and logistics.

We advise on regulatory matters, defend clients in health and safety prosecutions and appear at coronial inquiries. We defend liability actions from catastrophic claims to everyday employers’ and public liability, and road traffic accident claims.

We provide expert advice on professional negligence matters within financial services, construction (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors), healthcare (medical facilities and professionals), real estate and insurance (brokers).

Our network of Kennedys offices

Our integrated legal services can be accessed by all of our clients, no matter where they are based.

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, Latin America and the Middle East. We can provide a joint response across the international Kennedys network for complex multi-jurisdictional issues.

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22 March 2018
The Civil Liability Bill is a big stride in the right direction but there remains a lot to play for on the detail to ensure it achieves its aim, we have warned.
19 March 2018
We are thrilled to announce that we have published a significantly updated edition of our guide to claims handling, which helps empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers.
15 March 2018
This month at Lloyd’s of London, Kennedys’ solicitors Neelam Buck and Emily Clift spoke to the market about wildfire risks, as part of a series on Emerging Risks provided in partnership with the under-35s claims group for Lloyd’s managing agents claims adjusters and Lloyd’s claims brokers (LMA LIIBA U35s).

*People marked with * are not admitted to practice in the State of Florida or any jurisdiction in the United States.