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Kenny, Stephen QC

Stephen Kenny joined 7KBW in 1988, following the completion of his pupillage and he has since practised here in commercial law.  

Stephen Kenny

His experience has included, in 1990, a six-month secondment to the Australian law firm, Malleson Stephen Jaques, where he worked as a litigation solicitor. In 2001, The Lawyer magazine identified him as one of its top 10 juniors at the commercial bar. He took silk in 2006.

Stephen Kenny has a broad practice, covering most areas within Chambers’ general expertise. From the outset of his career he has acted in all manner of shipping and marine insurance disputes. Kenny has also had long experience in non-marine insurance and reinsurance cases, including claims against brokers and other professional advisers. He has acted for the Corporation of Lloyd’s, both in civil disputes and in relation to disciplinary proceedings.

More recently, while maintaining his established practice, Kenny has extended his experience to aviation insurance, acted in credit-hire cases, advised in relation to a long-term gas-supply contract and appeared in a number of shipbuilding-related arbitrations. He has particular experience of acting in large-scale and complex disputes, a number of which have involved allegations of fraud or corruption. Kenny enjoys and has wide experience of working with experts, with foreign lawyers and with foreign clients.

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