Our experienced teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane bring a wealth of private practice and in-house experience gained in Australia and internationally.

  • 21 partners
  • 120+ people
  • 2006 year established

Kennedys has operated in Australia since 2006. Insurance matters and commercial disputes are our core business and we are recognised as leading advisers in all jurisdictions.

In insurance, Kennedys has forged a reputation equally for expertise in highly technical and complex claims, and for our efficient management of low-value claims. Our people have extensive experience across multiple lines of insurance work, with a particular depth of expertise in professional indemnity, financial institutions, medical malpractice, casualty, directors’ and officers’ (D&O), public and product liability, property and construction, energy, cyber, marine, transport and employment.

I like their responsiveness. The whole team is very switched on ... they get to the essential of what we need to know, providing just the right of detail.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2022

Our diverse client base includes domestic and international insurers and reinsurers, underwriters, Lloyd’s syndicates, global composites, captive insurance companies and self-insureds.

Our commercial practice includes expertise in a wide range of disputes and advisory work, including matters of defamation and reputational risk, employment law, regulatory compliance, IT and data privacy. We frequently act for high-profile private clients, corporates and SMEs in complex, sensitive matters and litigation.

Drawing on the extensive resources and expertise of Kennedys’ global network, particularly across the Asia Pacific, we provide seamless service to our clients when and where they need us.

They have a strong global presence that is still in a growth pattern, and we like to grow with them.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

Thought leadership

Overview of Insurance & Reinsurance Laws and Regulations in Australia

In this publication, Kennedys experts answer a series of questions relating to Australian Insurance and Reinsurance Laws and Regulations and identify common issues, including regulatory authorities and procedures, (re)insurance claims, litigation and arbitration.

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    Top Tier Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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    Winner - Innovative Firms 2020

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