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Kennedys has some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. We combine our expertise with values built upon being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive.

We are proud to be recognised by leading industry directories and to be commended by our clients around the world.

 Chambers 
 

   Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 Chambers UK 2016 Chambers Latin America 2016 

"A high-quality firm of well-informed individuals who work well together."

"Their client service is excellent and they are very aware of different companies' commercial perspectives."  

- Chambers UK 2016

Leading individuals
17 lawyers ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
38 lawyers ranked in Chambers UK 2016
3 lawyers ranked in Chambers Latin America 2016
8 lawyers ranked in Chambers Global 2016

Band 1 ranking
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)
Health and Safety (UK-wide)
Insurance (India)
Insurance (Singapore)
Insurance Contentious: International Firms (China)
Insurance Non-Contentious: International Firms (China)
Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)
Professional Negligence: Legal (UK, London)
Transport: Road: Regulatory (UK, Northern Ireland) 

 The Legal 500 
 

   The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 - Top Tier Firm Legal 500 top tier

"Kennedys is ‘growing internationally’, and ‘offers a wide variety of industry expertise and experience’."

"The firm is ‘head and shoulders above the rest’ and provides ‘superb advice and excellent value’."  

Our leading individuals

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017: 2 partners ranked as elite ‘Leading lawyers’. 13 partners and 1 lawyer were recommended. 2 lawyers in the ‘Next generation lawyers’ list.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016: 2 partners ranked, 18 lawyers recommended. 

The Legal 500 UK 2017: 17 partners ranked, 118 lawyers recommended.

Tier 1 ranking

Clinical negligence: defendant (UK, East Anglia)
Clinical negligence: defendant (UK, London)
Health and Safety (UK, London)
Insurance (Denmark, Hong Kong)
Insurance and reinsurance litigation (UK, London)
Personal injury: defendant (UK, South East)
Personal injury: defendant (North West)
Personal injury: defendant (UK, London)
Personal injury: defendant (UK, Yorkshire and the Humber)
Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant (UK, Northern Ireland)
Professional Negligence (UK, North West)
Transport (Belgium)

 Market recognition
 

  Legal 500 award  Legal Technology Team of the Year 

The Legal 500 UK firm of the year: Insurance, 2017

Winners of the Legal Technology Team of the Year award in 2016
Legal Business

Winners of the Best Latin America Insurance and Reinsurance Law Firm award in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013
Reactions magazine

Ranked as the 30th largest UK law firm by turnover (£138.8m) in 2016 
Legal Business UK 100 and Legal Week UK Top 50

Rated best value firm for money in the Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report, 2016

 Ensuring quality and information security 
 

We are committed to ensuring a quality service for our clients. In the UK we hold ISO 9001:2008, the international standard of quality assurance, and we are rolling this out across our international network.

Data protection is something we treat extremely seriously. We were the first law firm to achieve an international information security accreditation and we have held this and its successor accreditation, ISO 27001, since 2004.