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Legal Focus: One year on, the UK's effort to tackle dirty money has a mixed scorecard
The UK’s Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 received Royal Assent a year ago with the background of the Russia-Ukraine conflict catapulting it into the UK at unprecedented speed. The Act has been of great interest to the insurance sector. The aim of the ECA was to thwart the flow of so-called “dirty money” into the UK by taking aim at overseas individuals seeking to launder money in the UK and/or greatly restricting their ability to transact with the UK’s financial system.
Case review 22-03-2023
The Court of Appeal’s decision on ‘mixed injuries’ cases
The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan [20.01.23], has provided some certainty on how to approach the valuation of low value motor claims involving whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.
The new Consumer Duty and the impact on brokers
The FCA’s new Consumer Duty is due to come into force this July, as noted in our report 'Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks'. The Consumer Duty will have a significant impact on insurers and insurance intermediaries. This article specifically focusses on the impact of the new Consumer Duty on insurance brokers.
Who’s Who Legal recognises 15 Kennedys lawyers as Global Leaders in Transport 2023 guide
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 15 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory and Shipping across 6 countries (Belgium, France, Peru, Singapore, UK, and the US).
Marine and logistics report 2023: trends and future risks
In this report, we examine the priority topics that insurers in the marine and logistics sectors need to consider to ensure business resilience.
Possession at any rate?
In this article, we explain why landlords must act quickly to avoid a potential increase in compensation payable to their tenants in advance of changes to the rateable values of non-domestic property in England and Wales, which take effect on 1 April 2023.
Healthcare Brief: market insights - March 2023
A summary of key developments which include a Call for Evidence to explore the option of a dual/multiple personal injury discount rate; publication of the summary of responses to the consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover; the Powers of Attorney Bill; a letter to the profession from the General Medical Council; and draft statutory guidance issued on the protection of patient data.
Healthcare Brief: latest decisions - March 2023
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to divisible injury and material contribution in obstetric cases; best interest decisions and the role of parents in the clinical ethics committees’ process; and qualified one-way costs shifting.
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: briefing note
The Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill aims to reform the existing UK data protection regime following Brexit, namely the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Imminent changes to Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting: levelling the playing field
The UK Government has published its response to its consultation on changes to the Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) regime in personal injury cases, which was launched on 9 May 2022.