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Senior Partner: Nick Thomas
Number of partners: 255
Other fee-earners: 2,030
UK Offices: Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Taunton

Ben Aram, Katherine Proctor
Aviation: Simon Balls, Roger Whipp
Catastrophic Personal Injury: Mark Burton
Clinical Negligence:Christopher Malla
Company & Commercial: James Shaw
Construction: Iain Corbett
Corporate Insurance: James Shaw
D&O: Philip Hartley
Defamation: John Farrell
Employment: Alison Loveday, Matthew Leake
Employers’ & Public Liability: Greg Woods
Energy: Graeme Baird, Tom Stapleton
Environment: David Wright
Fraud: Martin Stockdale
Financial Institutions Crime & PI: John Bruce
Health & Safety: Danny McShee
Healthcare: Christopher Malla, Rob Tobin
Insolvency: Dino Paganuzzi
Insurance: Nick Williams
Intellectual Property: David Philip
Liability: Richard West
Marine: Christopher Dunn, Andy Purssell
Motor: Ian Davies
Occupational Disease: Philippa Craven, Cameron Clark
Product Liability:  Trevor Davies
Professional Negligence: Jeremy Riley, Helen Agar, Vittorio Cinque, Eamon Mooney, Paul Carter, Amanda Wylie
Real Estate: Jeremy Palmer
Public Enquiries: Danny McShee
Public Sector: Helen Snowball
Rail: Paula Garvey, David Wright
Regulatory Defence: Danny McShee
Rehabilitation: Mark Burton
Reinsurance: Nick Williams
Retail: Suzanne Liversidge
Road: Amanda Wylie
Shipping: Christopher Dunn, David McKie
Travel & Tourism: Claire Mulligan
White Collar Crime: Richard Crockford 

THE FIRM Kennedys is a specialist national and international law firm with expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. It has over 2,000 people globally, across the UK and Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services for many industries including insurance and reinsurance, aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, healthcare, life sciences, marine, public sector, rail, real estate, retail, shipping and international trade, sport and leisure, transport and logistics and travel and tourism. Kennedys grew up in the insurance industry, a sector known for its tight margins and intense focus on value for money. The firm has a deep understanding of the pressures on the client’s bottom-line and has developed a reputation for providing straightforward, pragmatic advice. Kennedys has a nationwide presence in the UK with offices in Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Taunton, as well as in a growing number of overseas locations.



The core business of Kennedys, undertaking coverage and defence work over all classes of business for a client-base that includes general insurers, global composites, Lloyd’s syndicates, self-insured PLCs and self-insuring government bodies. The firm is particularly known for its work in the fields of property/energy, financial lines (including professional indemnity and D&O), excess of loss casualty and personal injury.

Construction: The construction team provides specialist advice on construction, engineering and process engineering matters.

Liability: Kennedys acts on behalf of insurers for claims arising under public, employers’, product and motor liability policies as well as medical negligence, personal injury and compulsory insurance claims.

Healthcare: Kennedys’ healthcare team has been advising private and public sector hospitals, healthcare professionals and their insurers on clinical and health law issues for over 20 years. The department acts for NHS Resolution, the National Health Service Litigation Authority, and for over 60 trusts and primary care trusts.

Rail: The firm has particular expertise in this area and has extensive experience of advising and representing clients on a wide range of matters, such as public inquiries and investigations, manslaughter, health and safety, environment, employment, nuisance, loss and damage claims, dispute resolution and catastrophic personal injury.

Employment: Kennedys’ employment team is highly experienced in dealing with the full raft of employment- related litigation, including wages, contract, discrimination and dismissal related disputes, and large group action litigation (i.e. equal pay and TUPE). The team is equally well versed in assisting clients with day-to-day HR issues and strategy.

Aviation: Kennedys has extensive experience in supporting, advising and representing the global aviation industry and are instructed on some of the industry’s most high profile and complex cases. The firm provides legal solutions for all aspects of aviation commercial and liability work.

Maritime & International Trade: The marine team specialises in shipping and trade matters and acts for Lloyd’s and marine insurers and reinsurers around the world. Areas of expertise include commodities, financing, energy, marine, intermodal work, collision, salvage, and all manner of physical damage claims involving ships and their cargoes.

Property: Kennedys’ real estate team provide decisive, sustainable solutions, working across the whole spectrum of real estate services, from commercial occupier matters in the retail, leisure, hospitality, manufacturing, telecoms, education, local government, corporate private and public sectors, through to supporting property development projects, finance, planning and investment.

Corporate: Kennedys advises clients on commercial dispute resolution and on all aspects of change including commercial contracts, corporate recovery and restructuring, cross-border, data protection, mergers and acquisitions and related work, procurement procedures, outsourcing, partnership, policy advice, property and regulation (including FSA regulation).

As well as ten locations in the United Kingdom, Kennedys has offices in Auckland, Austin (TX), Bangkok, Basking Ridge (NJ), Bogotá, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Chicago (IL), Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Hamilton (BM), Hong Kong, Lima, Lisbon, Madrid, Melbourne (VIC), Mexico City, Miami (FL), Moscow, New York (NY), Paris, Philadelphia (PA), Santiago, São Paulo, Singapore and Sydney (NSW) and associated offices in Beijing, Bologna, Guatemala City, Karachi, Lahore, La Vega, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Oslo, Panama City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Juan (PR), São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm, Tel Aviv and Warsaw.

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