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About Us

Expert legal solutions in sectors that matter.

At Russell Kennedy Lawyers we are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by market leading expertise across our sectors of focus.

These sectors align with the industry leading knowledge and experience of our lawyers, while enforcing Russell Kennedy’s desire to make a difference. As a mid-tier law firm operating out of Melbourne and Canberra, we contribute to creating positive and lasting changes within our community through various programs and pro-bono work.

The backbone of Russell Kennedy is the strong, lasting relationships we build with our clients and our people. We provide the right people and resources to help our clients achieve their objectives, maintaining a diverse list of clients from a range of industries, across multiple states and countries.

The firm is one of the key member firms of Ally Law – an international alliance of law firms with 58 member firms across 39 countries, providing clients with seamless, carefully-vetted legal counsel across the world.

Holding the Russell and Kennedy name since 1926, the firm’s story dates back to 1857. Founded in Melbourne, Russell Kennedy continues to grow in our home state while expanding nationally, with the Canberra office opening in 2013. Russell Kennedy is governed by a Board comprising four principals, including chair John Corcoran. Paul Gleeson, Managing Director, also sits on the Board. We have 35 Principals (Partners) and more than 230 employees.