Kennedys ‘Highly Commended’ at Legal Week Innovation Awards

We are thrilled to announce that we were ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2018 Legal Week Innovation Awards.

Following the submission that showcased our virtual defence lawyer, KLAiM, we were shortlisted within the large private practice section of the Future of Legal Services Innovation category. The judging panel, comprising a mix of journalists and technology consultants, found that KLAiM’s proven benefits was worthy of the ‘Highly Commended’ endorsement and judged us as the best insurance firm in the category.

The awards ceremony, now in its fourth year, was hosted by Mock the Week regular guest Zoe Lyons at The Brewery to celebrate the most pioneering individuals, firms and legal services providers in the industry.

In a competitive category, we were up against Addleshaw Goddard, BLM, Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills, Macfarlanes, Shoosmiths, Simmons & Simmons and Ward Hadaway. Addleshaw Goddard won the award.

This latest accolade follows being crowned UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017 and winning Technology Initiative of the Year at Insurance Day's London Market Awards 2017.

From the receipt of a claim through to settlement, our straightforward, step-by-step virtual lawyer takes you through the early stages of the vast majority of personal injury litigation where primary liability is admitted. By auto-populating content, KLAiM, which forms an integral part of our Innovations Toolkit, ensures you follow standard procedures and have the required court documentation without the usual legal cost.

Tom Gummer, our Innovations Manager, was also shortlisted at the awards ceremony in the Rising Star Innovation category in recognition of his role in helping our Ideas Lab come to fruition.