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Robert Kennedy, Partner, leads our Insurance and Risk group as well as our Retail and Manufacturing group and has been with the firm since 1994.

He specialises in insurance defence injury litigation in the Circuit and Superior Courts. With specialist expertise in defending employer’s liability, public liability and motor claims, Robert has acted in the defence of many catastrophic brain and serious injury claims for insurers. He has extensive experience acting in professional negligence claims, representing solicitors, engineers, architects and insurance brokers. He advises clients on claims involving insurance law, international business law and legal issues related to employment of non-resident workers, in addition to court practice and procedure.

Robert provides legal advice to a varied group of local, national and international clients that operate within diverse business sectors, ranging from local authorities to multinational corporations and international insurers.

Professional Activities

  • Past President of Limerick Solicitors Bar Association
  • Member of Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL)
  • Member of Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)
  • Past Law Society of Ireland lecturer in civil litigation, courts practice and procedure
  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland.



  • University College Cork, BComm
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland.
Sources note that Robert Kennedy "can come up with ideas that are a bit outside the box; he looks at cases in different ways to gets things resolved." He enters the rankings owing to a considerable volume of praise for his work predominantly on EL/PL insurance claims.

Robert Kennedy

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

Robert Kennedy, who focuses on personal injury claims, particularly catastrophic injury cases, and oversees the firm's dedicated anti-fraud unit, heads the team with Harry Fehily and Donal Creaton.

Robert Kennedy

Insurance | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Awards, Membership and Recognition

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