Nathan Kennedy

Partner

Qualifications: LLM, LLB, BA

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Nathan is an experienced insurance litigator with more than 20 years’ experience advising insurers on workers’ compensation, CTP and liability claims.

Currently, Nathan advises clients on CTP litigation with particular experience in major claims and catastrophic injury, including the application of the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme; administrative law; public liability litigation; recovery under s 151Z of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW); recovery under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth); and property damage.

Nathan has worked with a number of Australian and international insurers, brokers and self-insurers.

Nathan holds an LLM (Human Rights & Social Justice) from the University of New South Wales. Nathan is a passionate supporter of pro bono and community initiatives and is the firm’s Head of Pro Bono & Community. He has been a member of the National Committee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights for almost 10 years, including holding the position of President for two years. He will begin serving on the Australian Human Rights Institute Advisory Committee in 2021.

Nathan attended the United Nations in Geneva in 2011 as part of the Child Rights Taskforce. In 2010, he was an intern for the International Committee of the Red Cross, looking at the guardianship and rights of children in immigration. For over 10 years he has, and continues to, volunteer regularly at the Marrickville Legal Centre. He has also previously volunteered at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) for a number of years. His connections in the human rights and community legal sector have assisted him in developing a successful national pro bono and community practice at the firm.

Nathan has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Insurance Law from 2020 - 2022.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2020-2022
Partner – Insurance Law

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