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Senior Associate

Key Practice Fields

  • Commercial Property Disputes
  • Corporate and Business Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Directors and Officers; Fraud, Misconduct and Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency Appointments and Administration
  • Intellectual Property; Patents and Trademarks
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Pre-appointment Advice and Investigations
  • Professional Negligence

Matthew Kennett is a litigation lawyer, who specialises in corporate and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience acting for individuals and corporations of varying sizes (from small to public listed entities), acting in a broad range of areas, with a focus on negotiating and resolving disputes prior to litigation, or where necessary, pressing matters through the District and Supreme Courts of NSW, as well as the Federal Court of Australia.

Matthew has acted in many high-profile matters, including major pieces of complex litigation (both at first instance and on appeal), as well as assisting in a well-publicised Inquiry. He prides himself on forming long-lasting relationships with our clients.



  • Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, 2013
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Notre Dame, 2012
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney, 2008

Professional Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia, 2017
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2014


  • Member, New South Wales Law Society

Professional Experience

  • Senior Associate, Russells, July 2018 – present
  • Associate, Russells, September 2017 – June 2018
  • Lawyer, Russells, September 2016 – August 2017
  • Lawyer, Atkinson Vinden, June 2014 – August 2016
  • Graduate, Atkinson Vinden, July 2013 – May 2014