Reputation

Reputation

Our expert knowledge of our chosen industries means we're the best people to help you navigate its challenges, today and tomorrow.

We are a fresh-thinking firm, and are not afraid to bring new ideas to the table beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We combine talent, innovation, specialist technology and commercial perspectives to create the best outcomes for every one of our clients.

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

2018

  • Best Client Service Innovation (The Lawyer Awards)
  • Business Services Team of the Year: Highly Commended (The Lawyer Awards)
  • Future of Legal Services Innovation: Highly Commended (Legal Week Innovation Awards)
  • Top Employer - Law (AllAboutSchoolLeavers)
  • AM Best: Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys  
  • Caring Company Award 2016-2018 

2017

  • UK Law Firm of the Year (The British Legal Awards)
  • Technology Initiative of the Year (The London Market Awards)
  • The Legal 500 UK Firm of the Year: Insurance (The Legal 500 Awards)
  • Top Employer - Law (AllAboutSchoolLeavers)
  • Best Strategic Leadership (Managing Partners' Forum Awards)

2016

  • Legal Technology Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards)
  • Best Value for Money Firm (Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report)
  • Future of Legal Services Innovation: Highly Commended (Legal Week Innovation Awards)
  • Best Latin America Insurance and Reinsurance Law Firm (Reactions Magazine)

 

 

Leading individuals

  • 25 lawyer rankings (3 in 'Band 1') in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018
  • 3 lawyer rankings (1 in 'Band 1') in Chambers Europe 2018
  • 17 lawyer rankings (3 in 'Band 1') in Chambers Global 2018
  • 3 lawyer rankings (1 in 'Band 1') in Chambers Latin America 2018
  • 51 lawyer rankings (2 'Star Individuals', 13 in 'Band 1') in Chambers UK 2018
  • 1 lawyer ranking in Chambers USA 2018

'Band 1' practice rankings

  • Clinical Negligence: Mainly Defendant - United Kingdom (UK-wide)
  • Health & Safety - United Kingdom (UK-wide)
  • Insurance - Singapore
  • Insurance: Contentious (International Firms) - China (Hong Kong)
  • Insurance: Non-Contentious (International Firms) - China (Hong Kong)
  • Life Sciences: Product Liability - United Kingdom (UK-wide)
  • Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant - United Kingdom (UK-wide)
  • Professional Negligence - United Kingdom (North West)
  • Transport: Logistics - United Kingdom (UK-wide)
  • Transport: Road: Regulatory - United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Other 'Band' practice rankings

  • 6 other practice rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018
  • 2 practice rankings in Chambers Europe 2018
  • practice rankings in Chambers Global 2018
  • 2 practice rankings in Chambers Latin America 2018
  • 22 other practice rankings in Chambers UK 2018
  • 1 practice ranking in Chambers USA 2018

They have everything - the greatest experience of health and safety litigation, strength and depth, hugely experienced partners and diligent senior associates.

Chambers UK 2018

Leading individuals

  • 29 recommended lawyer rankings (2 in the elite ‘Leading lawyers’ list) in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • 3 recommended lawyer rankings in The Legal 500 Caribbean 2017
  • 31 recommended lawyer rankings (4 in the elite ‘Leading lawyers’ list) in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018
  • 1 recommended lawyer ranking in The Legal 500 Latin America 2017
  • 141 recommended lawyer rankings (18 in the elite ‘Leading lawyers’ list) in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017

'Top-Tier' practice rankings

  • Aviation - Belgium
  • Human Resources: Health and safety - United Kingdom (London)
  • Insurance - Denmark
  • Insurance - Hong Kong
  • Insurance: Clinical negligence: defendant - United Kingdom (East Anglia)
  • Insurance: Clinical negligence: defendant - United Kingdom (London)
  • Insurance: Insurance and reinsurance litigation - United Kingdom (London)
  • Insurance: Personal injury: defendant - United Kingdom (London)
  • Insurance: Personal injury: defendant - United Kingdom (North West)
  • Insurance: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant - United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
  • Insurance: Personal injury: defendant - United Kingdom (South East)
  • Insurance: Personal injury: defendant - United Kingdom (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • Insurance: Professional negligence - United Kingdom (North West)

Other 'Tier' practice rankings

  • 7 other practice rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
  • 3 practice rankings in The Legal 500 Caribbean 2017
  • 10 other practice rankings in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018
  • 2 practice rankings in The Legal 500 Latin America 2017
  • 10 other practice rankings in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017

With ‘excellent knowledge of the aviation industry’, Kennedys has a robust and highly regarded practice.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

2018

  • Décideurs Juridiques: Insurance (Litigation & Regulatory) and Reinsurance - Paris, Band 1
  • Décideurs Juridiques: Product Liability, Life and Sciences, Construction, Aviation and Marine - Paris, Band 2
  • US News: Best Lawyers Insurance Law - New Jersey, Tier 1
  • US News: Best Lawyers Admiralty & Marine Law - New Jersey, Tier 1

In the latest independent surveys of the views of insurance company claims teams by Gracechurch Consulting, across the London Insurance Market and Asia Pacific, questions were asked on the reputation, usage and performance of the law firms they instructed and, unsurprisingly, the comments received about our lawyers, in both markets, reinforce our market leading reputation.

  • Most lawyers individually named as “delivering outstanding service”, with 20 lawyers noted (Gracechurch Report Asia Pacific 2017)
  • Ranked joint-first for providing value for money (Gracechurch Report London Market 2016)
Awards
  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Best Client Service Innovation - Winner

    Winner - Best Client Service Innovation

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Business Services Team of the Year - Highly Commended

    Highly Commended - Business Services Team of the Year

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

  • Legal Week Innovation Award logo - Highly Commended

    Highly commended

    Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

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    Top Ranked Kennedys

    Chambers UK 2018

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    Client Recommended Insurance Attorneys

    Best's 2018

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    Client Recommended Over 10 Years

    Best's Insurance Attorneys

  • Top Employer - Law 2018

    Winner - Top Employer - Law 2018

    The School Leaver Awards 2018

  • 2018 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 - Leading Firm.png

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

  • 2017 - The Legal 500 - EMEA_leading_firm

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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    Chambers Global 2017

  • London Market Awards 2017 - Technology Initiative Of The Year - Winner.png

    Technology Initiative of the Year Award - KLAiM

    Insurance Day, London Market Awards 2017

  • 2017 Legal 500 - UK Awards 2017- Winner - Insurance and travel.png

    Winner - Insurance: Firm (Regional) of the year 'South East'

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

  • 2017 Legal 500 - UK Awards 2017- Winner - Insurance and travel.png

    Winner - Transport: Firm (Specialism) of the year - 'Travel'

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards

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    Winner - Best Strategic Leadership

    Managing Partners' Forum Awards 2017

  • 2017 AllAboutSchoolLeavers award - Winner 2017.png

    Winner - Top Employer - Law 2017

    The School Leaver Awards 2017

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    Legal Technology Team of the Year

    Legal Business Awards 2016

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    Finalist - Highly Commended

    Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016

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    Training and Recruitment awards finalist

    Law.Careers.net