Kennedys again achieves multiple ‘top tier’ rankings in The Legal 500 2021 rankings

We are pleased to announce that The Legal 500 UK 2021 results have reconfirmed Kennedys’ strength as a leading law firm in the UK market.

Along with being positioned as a top-tier firm in nine practice areas, an impressive 120 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended within the guide.

Seven of our partners have been listed in the elite ‘Hall of Fame’, which recognises lawyers at the pinnacle of the profession. 19 partners received the accolade of being a ‘Leading Individual’, 13 Kennedys lawyers have been noted as a ‘Rising Star’, alongside seven partners who are listed within the ‘Next Generation Partner’ category.

As well as being ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in the following nine practice areas, we were also recommended in a further 27 practice areas.

Top tier firm rankings:

  • Human resources – Health and safety (London)
  • Insurance – Clinical negligence (London)
  • Insurance – Insurance and reinsurance litigation (London)
  • Insurance – Personal injury: defendant (London)
  • Insurance – Clinical negligence: defendant (East Anglia)
  • Insurance – Personal injury: defendant (North West)
  • Insurance – Professional negligence (North West)
  • Insurance – Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant (Northern Ireland)
  • Insurance – Personal injury: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)


Lawyers listed in the elite ‘Hall of Fame’ are:

  • Mark Burton
  • David Chadwick
  • Richard Crockford
  • Patrick Foss
  • Christopher Malla
  • Nick Williams
  • Amanda Wylie


Lawyers recommended as ‘Leading individuals’ are:

  • Simon Balls
  • Claire Bushen
  • Paul Castellani
  • Martin Chesher
  • Justin Collins
  • Trevor Davies
  • Christopher Dunn
  • Simon Gibson
  • Amanda Mead
  • Richard McKeown
  • Joe McManus
  • Danny McShee
  • Eamon Mooney
  • Claire Mulligan
  • Christopher Oldfield
  • Jeremy Riley
  • Rob Tobin
  • Amanda Wylie


Lawyers listed as ‘Next Generation Partners’ are:

  • Ben Aram
  • Michael Biltoo
  • Christopher Butler
  • Ed Glasgow
  • Camilla Long
  • Gareth Thomas
  • Mark Walsh


Lawyers listed as ‘Rising Stars’ are:

  • Kiran Birdi
  • Megan Boyd
  • Shaan Burton
  • Margaret Duncan
  • Stephen Foster
  • Daniel Freeman
  • Ian Ford
  • Thomas Handley
  • Zoe Hurley
  • Karishma Paroha
  • Stephanie Power
  • David Robinson
  • Hannah Williams
  • Samantha Williams


For the full rankings, please see The Legal 500 website.

The Legal 500 UK is a leading guide to law firms across the United Kingdom. The rankings are based on a series of criteria that highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.