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About Us:
Legal advice in black and white

Kennedys is a growing international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance/reinsurance and liability industries. We have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields. Our team handles both contentious and non-contentious legal services for many industries including:
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Transport
  • Maritime and international trade
  • Rail
  • Aviation
In addition we have an active company and commercial practice specialising in commercial disputes, banking and finance, contracts, corporate recovery, procurement, property and regulation. We also have a strong workplace team who specialise in employment, health and safety and environment matters. Our international network enables us to meet the current and future needs of our clients, the insurance market and the aspirations of our people.

Facts and figures:
  • No.1 - rated firm in terms of value for money (Reputation & Performance of Insurance Legal Advisors (in the London Market), Gracechurch consulting, 2013)
  • 2nd - most likely firm to be shortlisted by insurance company claims teams in the next 12 months (Reputation & Performance of Insurance Legal Advisors (in the London Market), Gracechurch consulting, 2013)
  • 14 - associate offices and cooperations: Beijing, Buenos Aires, Karachi, Mexico City, Mumbai, New Delhi, Oslo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm and Warsaw
  • 26 - offices around the world: Auckland, Belfast, Birmingham, Bogota, Brussels, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Miami, Moscow, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney, Taunton
  • Over 23% - of our partners began their life in law as trainees with us
  • 30th - largest UK law firm, by turnover, (138.8m) in 2016, as ranked by Legal Business and Legal Week. UK revenue was £102m for 2015/16.
  • Approximately 190 – partners at Kennedys
  • Over 1,500 - people at Kennedys
  • 1899 – the year Paddison, Chapelle and Kennedy was established in London
Our ethos and values:

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics. We deliver these in plain English and it's what we call Legal advice in black and white.