Our experienced teams bring a wealth of private practice and in-house experience gained in Australia and internationally.

  • 15 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.

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.

Pragmatism and commerciality are this team's key strengths … strategic in their approach and responsive to commercial pressures … excellent response time and clear and practical advice.

consistency in the delivery of service over a long period of time has been exceptional.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

The team is approachable, knowledgeable, and is always looking to achieve commercial outcomes.

Legal500 Asia Pacific 2020


Kennedys appoints new insurance partner in Sydney

We are delighted to announce the appointment of insurance and commercial litigation specialist Alexandra Bartlett as a partner in the firm’s Insurance group in Sydney. Alex joins Kennedys from YPOL, where she was a director.

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Kennedys launches Perth office with new lateral insurance team

Kennedys in Australia is pleased to announce the latest phase of its expansion with the launch of a Perth office to cater to the firm's strong national growth throughout 2020.

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Our offices in Australia

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Market recognition
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    Top Tier Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

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    Winner - Innovative Firms 2020

    Australasian Lawyer