Paula Kennedy

Paula Kennedy


Paula heads up the firm’s finance & funds division. She specialises in investment funds.

She advises on the structuring, establishment and operation of a wide range of private funds, with particular expertise in the use of Scottish limited partnerships in fund structures. Clients include major domestic and international fund houses, and City and international law firms.

Paula has significant experience in advising institutional investors on investments in private equity and other alternative funds. She leads Burness Paull's investor-side practice which advises on primary investments, secondary deals and co-investments.

Prior to joining Burness Paull, Paula spent a number of years in the City working with Travers Smith.

Paula is ranked for Partnerships (Scotland). She is also recognised by Legal 500 and listed in the International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2021.

"extremely knowledgeable, experienced and precise"
- Chambers UK
"a rising star."
- Legal 500