Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide

Date published

25/10/2022

Services

Sectors

Locations

  • 21 practice areas
  • 9 top-band rankings
  • 53 lawyers

Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.

Kennedys has been ranked in a total of 21 practice areas in Chambers UK 2023, nine of which have been ranked in Band 1. In addition, 53 lawyers have been individually recognised within the guide, with 11 achieving top-band accolades (see full breakdown further down).

These results reach across the spectrum of the firm's expertise and services, including insurance and reinsurance, clinical and professional negligence, personal injury, product liability, life sciences and healthcare, health and safety, travel, transport, aviation and shipping, construction, employment and real estate.

Kennedys has an established team of high-quality and experienced lawyers who are always innovating and looking at new trends and strategy.

Chambers UK 2023

The rankings reflect comprehensive analysis undertaken by Chambers & Partners' legal directory research teams. Along with robust assessments of law firm submissions, they also conduct interviews with thousands of clients to establish firms' breadth of expertise and client service, which plays a key role in informing the results.

Chambers UK 2023 follows on from The Legal 500 UK 2023 guide launched last month, in which Kennedys also secured top rankings and a record number of lawyers recommended within the guide.

See below for a full breakdown of Kennedys' practice area rankings and lawyer accolades:

Insurance and reinsurance

Insurance and reinsurance claims

Insurance: contentious claims & reinsurance (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

David Chadwick | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Patrick Foss | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Chris Zavos | Notable practitioner | Band 2

John Bruce | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Trevor Davies | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Ingrid Hobbs | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Nick Thomas | Notable practitioner

Nick Williams | Notable practitioner

Insurance: volume claims (UK-wide) | Band 2

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Richard West | Notable practitioner

Product liability

Product liability: mainly defendant (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked lawyers:

Trevor Davies | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Sarah-Jane Dobson | Notable practitioner | Up and Coming

Ingrid Hobbs | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Samantha Silver | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Life sciences: product liability (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked lawyers:

Trevor Davies | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Samantha Silver | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Professional negligence

Professional negligence (North West) | Band 1

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Jeremy Riley | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Claire Bushen | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Tom Handley | Notable practitioner | Up and Coming

Professional negligence: overall (London) | Band 2

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Paul Castellani | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Simon Gibson | Notable practitioner

Professional negligence: mainly defendant (Midlands) | Band 2

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Eamon Mooney | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Paul Chaplin | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Patric Rouendaal | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Steve Oates | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Professional negligence (Northern Ireland) | Band 2

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Raymond Gilmore | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Amanda Wylie | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Professional negligence: technology & construction (London) | Band 3

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Paul Castellani | Notable practitioner

Simon Gibson | Notable practitioner

Professional negligence: mainly defendant (South West) | Band 3

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Helen Ager | Notable practitioner

Professional negligence: mainly defendant (Scotland)

Ranked/recommended lawyers:

Gavin Henderson | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Liability and personal Injury

Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence: mainly defendant (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked lawyers:

Christopher Malla | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Ed Glasgow | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Rob Tobin | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Tom Armstrong | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Nico Fabri | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Clinical negligence (Northern Ireland) | Band 3

Ranked lawyers:

Amanda Wylie | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Personal injury

Personal injury: mainly defendant (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked lawyers:

Mark Burton | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Richard West | Notable practitioner | Band 3

David Thompson | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Personal injury: mainly defendant (Northern Ireland) | Band 2

Ranked lawyer:

Amanda Wylie | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Personal injury: mainly defendant (Glasgow, Edinburgh and surrounds) | Band 3

Ranked lawyers:

Rory Jackson | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Peter Demick | Notable practitioner | Band 4

Travel

Travel: international personal injury (Defendant) (UK-wide) | Band 1

Ranked lawyers:

Claire Mulligan | Notable practitioner | Band 1

Justin Collins | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Gareth Thomas | Notable practitioner | Up and Coming

Employment and regulatory

Health and safety

Employment

Employer: industrial relations (London)

Ranked lawyer:

Matthew Leake | Notable practitioner | Band 2

Employment: employer (London)

Ranked lawyer:

Matthew Leake | Notable practitioner | Band 5

Healthcare

Healthcare

Healthcare: mental health: providers (UK-wide)

Ranked lawyer:

Daniel Freeman | Notable practitioner | Associate to Watch

Real estate and construction

Real estate

Real estate: £10-£50 million (London)

Ranked lawyer:

Simon Dawes | Notable practitioner | Band 3

Construction

Construction (Yorkshire) | Band 4

Ranked lawyers:

Helen Birchall  | Notable practitioner | Associate to Watch

Construction: contentious (London) | Band 5

Ranked lawyer:

Louis Foscolo | Notable practitioner | Up and Coming

Transport and logistics

Aviation

Shipping

Transport and logistics

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Chambers UK 2023

You can also view Kennedys' Chambers UK 2023 rankings and editorials on Chambers' website.

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