Our experienced teams in Sydney and Melbourne bring a wealth of private practice and in-house experience gained in Australia and internationally.

  • 12 partners
  • 100+ people
  • 2006 year established

Kennedys has operated in Australia since 2006. Insurance matters and commercial disputes are our core business and we are recognised as leading advisers in all jurisdictions.

In insurance, Kennedys has forged a reputation equally for expertise in highly technical and complex claims, and for our efficient management of low-value claims. Our people have extensive experience across multiple lines of insurance work, with a particular depth of expertise in professional indemnity, financial institutions, medical malpractice, casualty, directors’ and officers’ (D & O), public and product liability, property and construction, energy, cyber, marine, transport and employment.

Our diverse client base includes domestic and international insurers and reinsurers, underwriters, Lloyd’s syndicates, global composites, captive insurance companies and self-insureds.

Our commercial practice includes expertise in a wide range of disputes and advisory work, including matters of defamation and reputational risk, employment law, regulatory compliance, IT and data privacy. We frequently act for high-profile private clients, corporates and SMEs in complex, sensitive matters and litigation.

Drawing on the extensive resources and expertise of Kennedys’ global network, particularly across the Asia Pacific, we provide seamless service to our clients when and where they need us.

A respected firm, noted for its impressive regional and broader international reach, and strength in contentious work.

Globally very well-known and very well regarded, especially when you have large risks in markets across different locations and time zones.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Great industry knowledge… succinct, commercial advice.

Valuable depth of experience, particularly at partner level.

Legal500 Asia Pacific 2019

Market initiative

Dive In Festival 2020

We were very proud to sponsor this year’s Dive In, the festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance, which saw 20,000 people participate virtually in 144 events around the world.

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Featured news

Strong growth prompts Melbourne move to larger premises

Following two years of solid growth, Kennedys in Australia is pleased to announce that we have moved to new premises in Melbourne Central Tower.

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Our offices in Australia

All offices in Australia
Market recognition
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