Llinos Kent

Llinos Kent

Senior Associate (Foreign Qualified Lawyer - England & Wales) Sydney, Australia

Llinos is a Senior Associate who qualified in England & Wales in 2009, joining Kennedys in London in 2012. She was seconded to the Sydney office of Kennedys in 2018.

The focus of Llinos’ practice is on coverage and defence work and has a broad experience across insurance lines. She advises Australian and London market insurers on issues of English and Australian law.

Llinos regularly advises on policy response and on complex coverage issues relating to Professional Indemnity, Financial Lines, D&O, Investment Management Insurance and Cyber policies.

In addition, Llinos manages a large and complex caseload of Australian and UK claims relating to a variety of professions (including brokers, accountants, solicitors, valuers/surveyors, construction and Trustees/corporate service providers).

Llinos also monitors claims in other jurisdictions (such as Jersey, BVI, various countries in South America) against various professionals, in particular Trustees and corporate service provider, and insurers.

Llinos is a member of Forum of Insurance Lawyers and regularly gives seminars to clients on a range of legal issues and contributes to Kennedys and external publications. She has also completed a client secondment where she dealt with a broad range of claims against professionals and coverage issues.

Market recognition

"Commercial, knowledgeable and providing a good service."

Gracechurch Report: London Market Insurance Law 2016

Work highlights

  • Advising on Professional Indemnity and D&O Policy Response to claims made pursuant to the Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • Advising on Investment Management Insurance Policy Response to Shareholder Class Actions
  • Instructed in respect of construction proceedings in the Federal Court to determine Professional Indemnity Policy Response
  • Instructed as monitoring counsel and to provide coverage advice on a complex claim against a corporate service provider subject to the Laws of the State of New York
  • Advised in respect of a c. £80m claim for indemnity under a Warranty & Indemnity policy for breach of warranties by a seller of a company
  • Advised insurers on a multi-party property damage claim following an escape of water at a flat complex with losses in excess of £1m
  • Coordinated 200+ Right to Buy claims against various firms of solicitors and successfully settled these claims recovering costs on the majority of the claims
  • Defending a multi-million pound negligence claim against brokers for allegedly failing to obtain adequate cover