David Kendall

Partner

I have greatly enjoyed helping clients meet the challenges presented by the significant changes in the London and international insurance markets over the last 30 years.

+44 (0) 20 7556 4529
dkendall@cooley.com

David Kendall is a partner in Cooley's London office and focuses on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, including coverage, delegated authorities, run-off and insolvency. His cases include insurance coverage disputes (including third-party liability, marine, financial institutions, political risk, D&0 and property insurance), reinsurance disputes, insurance/reinsurance run-off and insolvency, arbitration and commercial court litigation. He has extensive experience of Bermuda form arbitrations in London.

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Brings a sharpness, intellectual ability and rigour of analysis to his cases that I haven’t seen from many other solicitors. – Chambers UK, 2016
Education

  • Guildhall University
    MA, 1981

  • College of Law
    LSF, 1977

  • University of Birmingham
    LLB (Hons), 1976


Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Memberships

  • Advisory Council of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies - Queen Mary University of London

  • British Insurance Law Association (Chairman 2012 to 2014)

  • Commercial Court Users' Committee

  • Insurance Scoping Forum, Financial Markets Law Committee

  • Development Board, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

  • AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society

  • The Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association

  • Lloyd's Market Association

  • The London Court of International Arbitration

  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers Global: Band 1 in Insurance – Contentious Claims and Insurance – Reinsurance

    Legal 500 UK: Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation, Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory and International Arbitration

    Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers: Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer

    Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers: Best of the Best

    The Who's Who Legal of Insurance & Reinsurance: Named top 6 Insurance & Reinsurance lawyer

Contact

+44 (0) 20 7556 4529 office
+44 (0) 20 7785 9355 fax
dkendall@cooley.com

Dashwood
69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS