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Kennedys names new Aussie partner in global cohort of 20

Global law firm Kennedys Law LLP has unveiled 20 new partners worldwide, swelling its partnership ranks to more than 300.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 04 May 2023 Big Law
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Emily Unger (insurance, Melbourne) is Kennedys’ newest Australian partner, having been named as part of a global cohort of 20 joining the BigLaw firm’s partnership.

The new cohort is made up of nine men and 11 women, with seven promotions in the UK, seven in the US, four in Latin America, and two in the Asia-Pacific region (Melbourne and Singapore).


The promotions take the firm’s partnership to 316. Kennedys has over 2,400 staff across 43 offices worldwide.

Ms Unger, the firm said, has “extensive experience” in common law worker claims, statutory recoveries, public liability and property damage claims, and represents leading Australian and international insurers and acts on behalf of cleaning companies, schools, hospitals, manufacturers, host employers and occupiers.

The news follows the firm’s expansion into Brisbane in July 2022. In conversation with Lawyers Weekly at the time, Kennedys Australian managing partner Matt Andrews explained that the firm sees Queensland as an “important gateway” for its regional growth.

Speaking about the new cohort of partners, Kennedys senior partner Nick Thomas (pictured) said: “It brings me great pleasure every year to see our up-and-coming lawyers’ hard work recognised with promotion to partnership.

“The firm would not be where it is without the talent and tenacity of all of our lawyers in seeking the very best outcomes for our clients, and I look forward to many more equally well-deserved promotions in the years to come.”

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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