Our People

Patrick Kennedy

Partner

  • Location: Manchester
  • Email: Patrick Kennedy
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 161 836 7788
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 161 836 7701
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7713 401 335

Expertise

Patrick is a highly experienced pensions lawyer qualified to practice in both England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland. He works on all aspects of pensions law including advisory, transactional and trustee appointments.

Experience

Patrick has spoken at national and international seminars on a range of subjects including pensions and insolvency, public sector pensions, pensions related negotiations and the pensions aspects of corporate transactions.

Successes

Patrick founded Entrust in 1994 and has extensive international experience arising out of his UK pensions legal advisory and trustee work including the following:

Worked on an apportionment arrangement following the reorganisation by a French parent company of its UK group which operated in the aviation sector.

Dealt with section 75 pension liability issues for a UK entity with a German parent operating in the optics sector. Another matter involved assisting trustees of a UK entity with a German parent company in the nuclear industry. The German parent made an application for clearance to the Regulator. We assisted the trustees in hard fought negotiations which resulted in over £20 million being paid to the scheme.

Interests

Patrick’s collection of vintage mandolins includes Celtic, acoustic and Neapolitan instruments. He enjoys playing both mandolin and piano and writing speeches for public occasions. His sporting interests include triathlon, half marathons and playing football.