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Terrorism (Protection of premises) Bill: briefing note
The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as the ‘Protect Duty’ or ‘Martyn’s Law’, aims to keep people safe from terrorist attacks by introducing proportionate security requirements for certain public venues.
Protect Duty Bill: what to expect
The tragic Manchester arena bombing that occurred on 22 May 2017 has prompted a campaign for legislation to better protect the public from the risk of terrorist attacks. The UK Government has confirmed that it will introduce legislation (commonly referred to as the ‘Protect Duty’ or ‘Martyn’s Law’) focused on improving the safety and security of public venues in the UK in spring 2023.
Personal Injury Brief: latest decisions - March 2023
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to recovering contributions from Part 20 defendants, Part 36 split liability offers, how to approach the valuation of low value motor claims involving whiplash and non-whiplash injuries, and the test for an ‘unusual and unexpected’ event within the Montreal Convention.
Case review 02/27/2023
What is the costs position if a claimant makes a Part 36 liability only offer at 90/10?
What happens when a claimant does less well than a defendant Part 36 offer made in full and final settlement of all of the claim, but the claimant still considers that he won because he had made a liability only offer? Kennedys represented the defendant in the matter of Mundy v TUI UK which considered this point.
Civil Aviation Authority launches Consumer Environmental Information: Call for Evidence
In this article, we will consider the Civil Aviation Authority’s, the UK’s aviation regulator, recently launched Call for Evidence in relation to consumer environmental information, and the steps those in the travel sector should be taking in advance of the upcoming changes.
Guidelines on key compliance requirements for the Personal Data Protection Act in Thailand
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
Managing unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances
In the wake of COVID-19, what is considered as unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (UECs) has become simultaneously more relevant and less clear. In this article, we delve into what situations are likely to meet the threshold of UECs in the context of COVID-19, what customers’ rights are in these circumstances and what travel companies can do to help.
Personal Injury Brief: latest decisions December 2021
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to avoidance of employers’ liability policies, care workers making arrangements to pay for the services of a sex worker, the ‘tort gateway’ and accidents abroad, occupiers’ liability relating to trespassers, ‘uncontroverted’ expert evidence, a landmark Supreme Court decision on QOCS, and workplace traumatic brain injury.
The fundamentally dishonest claim and improper conduct - are wasted costs applications on the rise?
In the personal injury arena, a defendant is often left picking up their own costs tab due to the application of QOCS. There are some exceptions to QOCS, of which a finding of fundamental dishonesty is one, but what is the position when the claim is fundamentally dishonest but this has been facilitated by improper, unreasonable and/or negligent conduct of the claimant’s own legal representatives?
Case review 10/20/2021
Accidents abroad: Supreme Court provides clarification on the tort gateway
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment on this tragic and long standing case - FS Cairo v Brownlie.