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Ruth Kennedy

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Practice Areas

Specialist in commercial law; employment law; public inquiries; sports law; public and private international law. Frequently acts at the interface between these areas and is instructed in disputes spanning all judicial levels up to and including the Supreme Court.

Reported cases include P v Q [2020] EWHC 1688 (Comm) (challenge to an arbitration award on the basis of serious irregularity); Lungowe v Vedanta [2019] UKSC 20 (Supreme Court jurisdiction appeal concerning tort claims against a parent company domiciled in the UK and a foreign subsidiary); Aquinas v Miller and others [2018] EWHC 404 (QB) (an application for springboard relief following the alleged theft of confidential information); Darnley v Croydon NHS Services Trust [2018] UKSC 50 (Supreme Court appeal regarding the scope of the duty of care owed in negligence by the defendant NHS Trust).

Instructed as Counsel to IICSA for the Lambeth investigation. Appointed to the Attorney General’s C panel of counsel in 2020.


BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Oxford University; LLM (Distinction), UCL.

Called to the Bar in 2015.

Former positions held include: Research Assistant to Professor Philippe Sands QC; Teaching Fellow at UCL; Judicial Assistant to the Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, ELA, ILS, LawInSport, Advocate.


Conveyancing fraudsters – who picks up the bill after P&P & Dreamvar? Journal of Professional Negligence, December 2018; Pure omissions and public authorities, PILJ, May 2018; Unlawful fees & Out of time claims, NLJ, September 2017; The Scope and Effect of Purdah, Judicial Review, December 2017.