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We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.
We are pleased to announce our technology operation Kennedys Kognitive Computing, in India, has more than doubled its office space as it continues to grow its development team.
We have appointed Alan Demirkaya as our new HR director to drive forward our transformation plans and ensure that we continue to attract the industry’s top talent. He will lead a team spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, reporting to global managing partner, Suzanne Liversidge.
We have promoted our largest ever number of lawyers to partner. With 22 new partners joining the partnership, it is more than double the number promoted last year (10) and takes our total worldwide partner count to 293.
We are shocked by the tragic situation in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering, and we can only hope that a peaceful resolution is found swiftly. Until then, Kennedys is resolute in our commitment to do whatever we can to help this humanitarian crisis.
Our global liability and defence group brief, Navigating the global liability defence agenda, was created with our clients in mind. With our legal footprint spanning across 24 countries, our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of global issues impacting our clients. We wanted to provide a snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing and share some takeaways we expect will resonate cross jurisdictionally.
We are delighted to once again be attending MIPIM, the internationally-renowned property conference taking place from 15 - 18 March 2022 in Cannes, France. The global property showcase is returning this year for the first time since 2019.
The Colombian legislation does not establish the obligation to purchase a liability insurance for private vehicles to cover the damages caused by the driver or the vehicle, leaving the victims of traffic accidents without effective tools to obtain full reparation for the damages suffered.
We are pleased to have announced an upgrade of our Madrid office with a move to new premises in the heart of the central business district.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.