Burges Salmon LLP

Kevin Kennedy

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Practice Areas

Partner advising on private client/trust and agricultural disputes. Recent cases include Sofer v Swiss Independent Trustees (breach of trust claim), James v James (proprietary estoppel, will capacity), Owen v Harris (nature of tenancy), McDonald v Rose (proprietary estoppel and family company share allotment), Earl of Plymouth v Rees (agricultural tenancy interpretation and injunction) and Abberley v Abberley (binding nature of a settlement agreement), Other cases involve partnerships, trusts and agricultural property. Joint head of the firm’s Contentious Trusts and Probate Practice.


Trained at Burges Salmon, qualified 1998, solicitor 1998-2005; partner Clarke Willmott 2005-11; partner Burges Salmon 2011 onwards.

Professional Memberships

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, Agricultural Law Association


Author of Law Society Book ‘Neighbour Disputes – Law and Practice’; Contributor, Global Agricultural Law, published by Thomson Reuters.


Attended Southend High School for Boys; Nottingham University (Politics); Nottingham Law School. Leisure interests include sports and music.