Products and innovation

At Kennedys we are redefining what it means to be innovative

As your business and the industry around you changes, you need a law firm that will help you think ahead. We’re a fresh-thinking firm, and not afraid to bring new ideas to the table beyond the traditional realm of legal services. Our core principle is to help clients become less reliant on our lawyers, using us only when we add real value to an outcome, and we are doing this through the progressive development of client-focused technologies.

Our award-winning and proven Innovations Toolkit is anchored to our core principle and, through being trusted advisors, we empower our clients to be self-sufficient and help save them millions of pounds in legal defence costs. We combine talent, specialist technology and commercial perspectives to create the best outcomes for every one of our clients.

We combine talent, specialist technology and commercial perspectives to create the best outcomes for every one of our clients.

Our in-house Research and Development (R&D) team, complemented by our Corporate and Public Affairs and Client Reporting and Insights teams, are responsible for advancing product development, providing specialist reporting and influencing government on the emerging issues that affect our clients.

We have access to specialist expertise and skills in technologies that include API first web development, machine learning, text analytics, and ideas management. By working in collaboration with a dedicated offshore prototyping team based in India, and in partnership with the University of Manchester, to accelerate innovation and develop next generation fraud prevention software, we are committed to improving the provision of 21st century legal services.

This commitment is underpinned by our Ideas Lab, an internal incubator programme, which encourages our people to come forward with ideas about how to create future products and deliver modern legal services that are client-focused and anchored to our core principle; and the third edition of our industry-leading Claims Handling Law and Practice guide, which further empowers our clients through the aggregation of knowledge of over 48 lawyers.

The latest product in our award-winning innovative product suite, aimed at helping clients use lawyers less, is Portal Manager - an easy-to-use dashboard that generates real-time information on the number of claims an insurer has in the Ministry of Justice Claims Portal at any one time. We are the first law firm to integrate with the Portal in this way.

Feature publication

Claims Handling Law and Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide

An invaluable tool for claims handlers, our new edition gives you practical hints and tips for all key areas of claims handling.

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Market recognition
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    Winner - Innovation in new products and services

    Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019

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    Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019

  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Best Client Service Innovation - Winner

    Winner - Best Client Service Innovation

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

  • Insurance Post The Insurance Fraud Awards 2018 Finalist

    Finalist - Collaboration of the Year (AXA & Kennedys)

    Insurance Post - The Insurance Fraud Awards 2018

  • Legal Week Innovation Award logo - Highly Commended

    Highly commended

    Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

  • British Legal Awards - UK Law Firm of the Year - Winner 2017

    UK Law Firm of the Year

    Legal Week British Legal Awards 2017

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    Technology Initiative of the Year Award - KLAiM

    Insurance Day, London Market Awards 2017

  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Shortlisted logo


    Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018

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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