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 adds commercial litigation stars to rapidly growing Melbourne team

We are pleased to announce that highly regarded commercial litigation partner Jane Kupsch and senior associate Lucy Reade have joined our growing Melbourne office today. Both were formerly at Piper Alderman.

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Adoption of fully automated shipping will take decades, not years

The UK is the second least supportive nation in their attitude towards the development of unmanned vessels, according to our study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong), and the least supportive of autonomous vehicles more generally.

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Our offices in Australia

All offices in Australia
Market recognition
  • The Lawyer Awards 2018 - Business Services Team of the Year - Highly Commended

    Highly Commended - Business Services Team of the Year

    The Lawyer Awards 2018

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

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    Top Ranked Leading Firm

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2016