Kennedys announces largest-ever round of senior staff appointments in Australia
The Australian arm of global insurance and litigation law firm Kennedys today announced the promotion of 10 lawyers to new senior roles, in the largest-ever group of promotions for the firm in Australia in a single year.
Marking the latest investment in Kennedys’ Australian team, the promotions reflect the firm’s continued growth in a challenging market and commitment to an expanded range of services in Australia.
The senior staff appointments span Kennedys’ Sydney and Melbourne workforce, and its Healthcare, Liability, Insurance and Employment teams.
“In normal circumstances a group of senior appointments of this size would be a notable achievement for our firm, but it is even more impressive in the current environment,” said Matt Andrews, Managing Partner of Kennedys in Australia.
“It speaks to the depth of talent in our ranks and the growth opportunity in front of us. Our clients’ needs are evolving and increasingly they are putting their confidence in our team to deliver on these needs.
“Congratulations go to our newest senior associates and special counsel in Australia and we look forward to their contribution to our continued growth,” Mr Andrews said.
The promotions are effective from Tuesday 1 September 2020.
Promotions to Senior Associate
- Jane Cahill, Liability Melbourne
- Kelly Grant, Liability Melbourne
- Jemima Griffith, Marine, Transport and Liability Sydney
- Beth O’Connor, Healthcare Sydney
Promotion to Special Counsel
- Beth Altson, Healthcare Melbourne
- Peter Craney, Marine, Transport and Liability Sydney
- Persephone Forster, Employment Sydney
- Llinos Kent, Insurance Sydney
- Jasmine Sandhu, Liability Melbourne
- Emily Unger, Liability Melbourne
The Australian appointments take place alongside Kennedy LLP’s global staff appointments. Globally, 36 staff have been promoted to senior roles within the firm. Find out more about the promotions here.