United Kingdom

We have 13 UK offices, including locations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, allowing us to meet clients’ needs wherever they are located, and in whichever jurisdiction they need our help.

  • 13 offices
  • 160+ partners
  • 1,500+ people

In the UK, the core of our business provides defendant claims legal services for insurers and reinsurers, corporates, healthcare providers, public sector bodies and other organisations. For those clients, and others, we supply bespoke corporate and commercial, finance, insolvency, regulatory and compliance services, and fraudulent claims solutions.

Our dedication to defendant claims and dispute resolution, from dealing with high-volume or catastrophic personal injury claims, to settling the largest multibillion property, casualty, financial lines, marine or aviation claims, has allowed us to create unsurpassed expertise in the claims sphere.

The UK is the largest single market for Kennedys. Our strength in international claims and our global network of offices mean that, as well as domestic claims, we deal with claims from all over the world. We have 13 UK offices, with locations that include Scotland and Northern Ireland, allowing us to meet our clients’ needs wherever they are located, and in whatever legal jurisdiction they need our help.

From our offices across England our lawyers provide specialised legal advice for all types of insurance and reinsurance claims, including:

  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Coverage advice and policy wording
  • Defence claims services
  • Subrogated recoveries
  • Counter fraud solutions
  • Corporate and commercial, finance, regulatory and compliance services

For corporates, healthcare providers, public sector bodies and other organisations our services include:

  • Liability defendant claims
  • Counter fraud solutions
  • Medical malpractice defendant claims for healthcare providers
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Commercial disputes
  • Real estate
  • Employment
  • Finance, funds and investments
  • Insolvency
  • Regulatory and compliance

We provide contentious legal services across a wide range of industries including insurance, aviation, construction and engineering, healthcare, public sector, retail, transport, logistics and travel.

We have a particular focus on the insurance and commercial litigation sectors.

Our clients

With offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we advise clients based in Scotland and beyond on the specifics of Scots law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

With our team’s broad experience we apply best practice gained from acting for a diverse client base. Our clients include:

  • Insurers and reinsurers, including motor insurers
  • Large corporates
  • Retail and restaurant businesses
  • Solicitors, insurance brokers, engineers, project managers, surveyors and architects
  • Directors
  • Trustees.

Our team in Scotland works closely with other UK and Ireland teams to deliver multi-jurisdictional legal solutions to the insurance, corporate and public sectors.

Our Northern Ireland office in Belfast is the only pure litigation practice in the jurisdiction with a focus on the insurance industry, advising on coverage, defence and recovery matters.

Our expertise lies in providing trusted, commercial advice to UK-based and local insurers across many industry sectors including:

  • Manufacturing and retail
  • Construction and quarries
  • Private healthcare
  • Heavy industry
  • Shipping (including arrests) and travel
  • Transport and logistics.

We advise on regulatory matters, defend clients in health and safety prosecutions and appear at coronial inquiries. We defend liability actions from catastrophic claims to everyday employers’ and public liability, and road traffic accident claims.

We provide expert advice on professional negligence matters within financial services, construction (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors), healthcare (medical facilities and professionals), real estate and insurance (brokers).

We have a strong presence on the island of Ireland, with highly-regarded practices in Dublin and Belfast. We are uniquely placed to advise clients on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues in insurance matters and commercial disputes.

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Our offices in the UK


River House 48-60 High Street Belfast BT1 2BE United Kingdom

+44 28 9024 0067


The Colmore Building 20 Colmore Circus Queensway Birmingham B4 6AT

+44 121 214 8000


Ground floor 1 Linear Park Bristol BS2 0PS

+44 11 7363 6920


FORA 20 Station Rd Cambridge CB1 2JD United Kingdom

+44 1223 533 060


Greenwood House 91/99 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0PP United Kingdom

+44 1245 299 730


Baird House 4 Lower Gilmore Bank Edinburgh EH3 9QP United Kingdom

+44 131 225 6145


The Mercantile Building Fifth floor 53 Bothwell Street Glasgow G2 6TS United Kingdom

+44 141 370 2949


6 Queen Street Leeds, LS1 2TW United Kingdom

+44 113 531 4427


20 Fenchurch St London EC3M 3BY United Kingdom

+44 20 7667 9667


3rd and 4th Floors Trinity 16 John Dalton Street Manchester M2 6HY United Kingdom

+44 161 829 2599


Ventana House 2 Concourse Way Sheaf Street Sheffield S1 2BJ United Kingdom

+44 114 253 2000


Broomhay House Blackbrook Business Park Taunton TA1 2PX United Kingdom

+44 1823 692 600


Rotterdam House 116 Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DY

+44 191 429 4508