Kennedys strengthens Scottish presence with new partner duo

Law firm Kennedys has signalled its commitment to growth in Scotland with two new partner hires.

The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across its offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow – with more personnel expected to join in the coming months.

Henderson was the former head of the insurance, financial and professional disputes department at Clyde & Co. As well as professional indemnity disputes, he has experience in coverage, property damage and construction work, along with commercial dispute resolution for individuals and companies.

Fusi acts for major composite and run-off insurers, self-insured and multi-nationals handling predominantly high-value, complex and fatal claims. While specialising in industrial disease claims such as asbestos-related cancer, asthma and hearing loss, she has also represented insurance, industry and public authority clients in both the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session, including health and safety prosecutions and fatal accident inquiries.

Rory Jackson, managing partner of Kennedys in Scotland, said: “After the challenges of Covid over the last two years, I am delighted to say that not only are we still delivering a first class service to our clients but we are growing our team as well.

“I’m certain that the experience and expertise Gavin and Daniela bring will continue to broaden, develop and enhance the service we provide to our clients across the country.”

Senior partner Nick Thomas added: “When we first opened our Scotland offices in 2015, it was to support our clients who were based there, but since then Rory and the team have gone from strength to strength.

“Kennedys’ global reach means that our clients are not only looked after by our Scottish team, but have access to a whole range of experts across the world markets.”

Kennedys specialises in litigation and dispute resolution and has more than 2,400 staff worldwide, with 43 offices.

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