Legal Business

Case study: Kennedys

Kennedys senior partner Nick Thomas describes 2018/19 as a year of consolidation: ‘The acquisitions are up and running and, despite those investments, we had growth all over the place throughout the year.’

In 2017/18, this insurance and shipping specialist was hands down the star performer of the 26-50 bracket in revenue terms, recording a 31% rise in global turnover and 14% for UK income on the back of sustained geographic expansion. But, while it failed to emulate that racy performance in 2018/19, with 10% revenue growth to £216m, what is far from average is Kennedys’ five-year track. The firm has grown revenue 68% since 2014 when it turned over £128.5m and has increased headcount by 51% in the last five years on the back of a dynamic international investment drive.