LL.B University of Dundee

Dip. L.P. University of Dundee


Special interests

Alternative dispute resolution

Media, defamation and privacy

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation


Mr Kennedy has over 20 years experience of conducting cases in the civil courts. He is also an experienced tribunal judge and accredited arbitrator (FCIArb).

He has always had broad civil practice containing a mixture of property disputes, commercial disputes, personal injury and professional negligence cases. He has particular experience in media law such as defamation, contempt of court and copyright. He was engaged for a number of years as a shift lawyer at The Scotsman and other newspapers where he gave regular pre-publication advice. He also has particular experience in licensing law, having acted for both licensees and local authorities in numerous licensing appeals. In recent years he has focussed more time on his judicial appointments and is keen to use his broad civil background to develop and expand his arbitration practice.