Culture and values

The driving goal across our values is to make a difference.

At Kennedys we’re here to make a difference for our clients, and each other, every day. We empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential. We do this by putting our values centre stage. They define the way we behave and interact with one another, and they run through every strand of our firm.

Our values are at the core of our distinctive culture. They are at the very heart of what makes us a great firm to be part of.


Kennedys Suzanne Liversidge 2033 Edit
I take great pride in being approachable and positive and it’s no different in my role as a Kennedys partner. It’s quite simple: whatever I’m doing and wherever I’m doing it, I always try and make time for people. That is core to our culture at Kennedys.


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For me, being straightforward means understanding colleagues and clients’ needs and responding quickly to them in a meaningful and respectful way that is helpful, honest and easy to understand.


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Being supportive speaks to our innate human trait of respecting and helping each other. It’s about encouraging people to work together collaboratively, embracing diversity, and having generosity of spirit to celebrate our co-workers and clients’ successes.


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For me, the best way to be distinctive is to be yourself. It is important that we recognise the firm is the sum of many great parts. As a firm, we manage to stand out from the crowd. Our brand is strikingly different to our industry peers and our personality, largely driven by our values, distinguishes us from competitors.

Our clients pride us on our values

This was evident in the latest independent survey of claims staff by Gracechurch Consulting (2023) covering the London Market. This survey explored attitudes towards performance amongst law firms and, unsurprisingly, the comments received about Kennedys, reinforced our culture and values:

  • “They have a very inclusive and welcoming culture.”
  • “They are open and inclusive and look to do the right thing.”
  • “Personal approach - familiar and trusting.”
  • “Professional, Approachable, Accurate.”
  • “Open minded and ready to assist.”
  • “They have the best lawyers that will work with you to achieve the goal rather than just tell you the law. Very approachable.”

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