Kennedys continues expansion in Scotland with new professional indemnity hire 

08/05/2024

GLOBAL law firm Kennedys has appointed Anne Kentish as a partner in Scotland, based in Edinburgh. She will be joined by Legal Director, Colette Finnieston.

Anne qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and joins Kennedys having spent 10 years at Clyde & Co, where she latterly led the professional indemnity team in Scotland. Anne has specialised in professional negligence litigation for over 25 years and has particular expertise in defending legal professionals facing negligence claims and services and conduct complaints. She became a partner with HBM Sayers in 2008. Anne is ranked Band 1 in professional negligence in Chambers and a Leading Individual in professional negligence in Legal 500.

Commenting on the appointment, Anne says: “Kennedys’ reputation in professional indemnity is very impressive, and the firm’s clear growth trajectory is exciting. I’m looking forward to building on what I have achieved in my career to date with the Kennedys’ team.”

Gavin Henderson, lead insurance partner for Kennedys in Scotland, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Anne and Colette to our growing team. I know that the experience and expertise that they bring will broaden the services we provide to our clients, in Scotland and beyond.”

Rory Jackson, managing partner and lead liability partner for Kennedys in Scotland, adds: “As we approach the milestone of Kennedys’ tenth anniversary of opening offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ongoing expansion of our team demonstrates our continued commitment to growth in Scotland and to the vibrant Scottish market. I look forward to building our future together as part of a thriving global legal risk and advisory firm which has support for the insurance industry at its core.”

January 2025 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the opening of Kennedys offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, which gave the firm a presence in all jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland. Since 2015, the firm has grown steadily in size and strength.

Kennedys in Scotland is a market leading insurance practice with industry recognised experience in claims and tribunals involving professionals, casualty litigation along with claims handling and a broad dispute resolution practice.

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