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Peter Ellingham


Peter joined Kennedys as a trainee in 1988 and became a Partner in 1996.  He relocated to Kennedys’ Dubai Office in early 2012, becoming Resident Managing Partner in June 2013.  The Dubai office has seen significant expansion under Peter’s leadership, and now comprises 9 lawyers, who between them specialise in insurance and reinsurance (both contentious and non-contentious), corporate insurance, construction (both contentious and non-contentious) and general commercial litigation.

Peter has extensive experience advising insurers (including reinsurers), insurance intermediaries and insureds on issues of policy interpretation, claims avoidance, claims handling and litigation defence.  He specialises in policy advice, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, directors’ and officers’ liability and professional liability (including construction professionals), financial institutions and general insurance disputes.

Peter was ranked as a ‘Leader in their Field’ for Insurance, UAE in the 2015 Chambers Global directory, recognised as a “wonderful analyst” in the 2016 Legal 500 Asia Pacific and described in the 2016 Chambers Global directory as “..excellent.  He … gave us very good advice on the jurisdiction, talking us through alternatives instead of encouraging litigation”.

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