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We are pleased to announce another key appointment to our growing corporate and commercial division. Partner Matthew Poli, who joins from (formerly) BLM, will be based in London but will work with clients globally on a broad range of non-contentious matters.
The Civil Justice Council Costs Working Group has been charged with taking a strategic and holistic look at costs, particularly given the ongoing transformation of civil justice into a digital justice system. As part of the review exercise, the group has launched a consultation that will remain open until 12pm on 30 September 2022. In this article, we look at the four areas covered by the consultation.
Case review 21-07-2022
The Supreme Court has ruled the correct method to calculate holiday pay entitlement for an employee with no fixed working pattern, namely, on the basis of average weekly pay over a 12-week reference period ignoring weeks not worked. Here, we provide a brief overview of the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court in Harpur Trust v Brazel and offer initial observations.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of businesses who were able to switch to remote working did so, as an alternative to all out closure. Post-pandemic, many are embracing hybrid working. However, for all of the benefits hybrid working offers, it also has the potential to slow, or even reverse progress towards gender parity in business.
The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was given Royal Assent on 15 March 2022. The purpose of the Act is to set a global standard for transparency of real estate ownership, and to help eliminate foreign criminals from using UK property as a money laundering vehicle or in breach of sanctions.
For the first time, Prince Charles opened parliament on 10 May 2022, setting out the government’s agenda and economic plans for the next session. The overarching themes were to cut EU red-tape in the post-Brexit era, deliver on levelling up and improve national safety and security. Here, we provide a summary of 16 of the bills under these themes.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Bermuda in Re Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited is a useful reminder of the facts that the jurisdiction to appoint liquidators following first meetings is discretionary and that creditor autonomy in the matter of appointments is not unlimited.