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Our expert knowledge of our chosen industries means we're the best people to help you navigate its challenges, today and tomorrow.

We are a fresh-thinking firm, and are not afraid to bring new ideas to the table beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We combine talent, innovation, specialist technology and commercial perspectives to create the best outcomes for every one of our clients.

We are proud to be consistently recognised by leading industry commentators and directories, and to be commended by our clients around the world.

 

The 2023 Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Monitor

Between December 2022 and April 2023, Gracechurch Consulting interviewed a representative sample of 129 claims professionals working for London Market insurers and asked them to rate the law firms they deal with across a variety of areas, including service quality, market leadership and international coverage.

The result is a truly independent report, benchmarking the law firms that serve the London Insurance Market.

Kennedys’ highlights

  • Ranked as the market leader in the insurance sector
  • Ranked first for overall client service quality
  • Ranked first across 14 individual service metrics, performing particularly strongly on international coverage, strong teams and insurance expertise
  • Has the highest number of lawyers in the market nominated by respondents for delivering outstanding service in the last 12 months  - 26 lawyers nominated
  • A market-leading 94% of respondents said they had used Kennedys in the last 12 months

Legal directories

United Kingdom

Top rankings once again for Kennedys in Chambers UK 2024

22 practice area rankings

10 Band 1 rankings

61 lawyers ranked/recommended within the guide

13 Band 1 Lawyers

2 Associates to Watch

4 Up and Coming Lawyers

Kennedys are excellent at managing complex defence work and clearly communicating the complexities to the client. They find clear solutions to find a pathway through the case.

Asia Pacific

Kennedys recognised across the region

2 countries ranked: Australia and Singapore

5 practice area rankings

1 Tier 1 ranking

11 lawyers ranked/recommended within the guide

1 Up and Coming Lawyer

Greater China Region 2024 rankings: Kennedy recognised 

5 practice area rankings

2 Band 1 rankings

7 lawyers ranked/recommended within the guide

1 Band 1 Lawyers

1 Up and Coming Lawyer

Best Lawyers Australia 2024

10 practice area categories

11 lawyers listed in ‘Best Lawyers Australia’

7 lawyers listed in ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’

The professional and friendly team always provides precise and clear advice on coverage which effectively helps insurers to tackle the complex, significant and difficult coverage issues.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Chambers Europe 2024 rankings: Kennedys ranked in France, Ireland and Spain

3 countries ranked: France, Ireland and Spain

3 practice area rankings

6 Notable Practitioners/recommended lawyers

Kennedys sets itself apart by its highly specialised individuals and their sector knowledge.

Latin America

Kennedys ranked as a leading law firm for insurance in Chambers Latin America 2024

6 countries/jursidictions recognised: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Kennedys' Miami hub for Latin America and the Caribbean

1 practice area rankings

2 Band 1 rankings

13 Notable Practitioners/recommended lawyers

2 Band 1 Lawyers

5 Associates to Watch

It is not a traditional law firm, it is a comprehensive consultancy which adopts the required role in each case. Its role as coordinator in complex cases is very remarkable.

United States

Kennedys receives new USA Chambers ranking for 2023

5 practice area rankings

1 Band 1 ranking

7 Notable Practitioners/recommended lawyers

Kennedys receives top-tier recognition in the 2024 editions of Best Law Firms

8 practice area rankings

3 national rankings

5 regional rankings

4 Tier 1 rankings

Kennedys has been ranked in Best Lawyers in America 2024

9 attorneys listed in ‘The Best Lawyers in America’

3 attorneys listed in ‘Best Lawyers: One to Watch in America’

The attorneys at Kennedys are exceptionally responsive and attentive. They consistently deliver exceptional work on tight schedules.

Global

Kennedys increases its global recognition with new Chambers Global 2024 rankings

10 practice area rankings

4 Band 1 rankings

19 lawyers ranked/recommended within the guide

6 Band 1 lawyer rankings

3 notable practitioners

Awards

The Legal Cheek Awards 2024

Winner | 'Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability'

Cyber Insurance Awards Europe 2024

Winner | 'Cyber Law Firm of the Year'

British Legal Technology Awards

Runner-up | 'Most innovative Law Firm of the Year'

British Legal Technology Awards

Runner-up | 'Kennedys IQ Technology Venture of the Year' with The AA

Insurance Times tech and innovation Awards 2023

Winner | 'Technology Partner of the Year' – Claims: Kennedys IQ Bronze winner with The AA

LMG Life Sciences Awards EMEA 2023

Winner | ‘Impact case of the year’

Zywave Cyber Risk Awards Gala 2023

Winner | Judy Selby for ‘Cyber risk lawyer of the year’

Insurance and Reinsurance Association Awards 2021

Winner | Liam Bedford for ‘Young Professional of the Year’

Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2020

Winner | ‘Best New Solutions for Clients’

Winner | ‘Best in Client Theme’

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020

Winner | ‘Innovation in strategy and digital transformation’ for Kennedys IQ

The Legal Business Awards 2019

Winner | Nick Thomas for ‘Managing Partner of the Year’

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019

Winner | ‘Innovation in the business of law - new products and services’

Highly Commended | ‘Innovation in the business of law - data, knowledge and intelligence’

Standout Finalist | ‘Innovation in the business of law - managing and developing talent’

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