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

  • 13 partners
  • 80+ 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.


Kennedys boosts healthcare and employment practices with ten-strong team from TressCox

Our significant growth in Australia has continued with the appointment of a large team of healthcare and employment law specialists to our newly opened Melbourne office.

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Our offices in Australia

All offices in Australia
Market recognition
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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

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    Top Ranked Leading Firm

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2016