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Case review 07/06/2023
To condone, or not to condone – fraud is the question …
Against a backdrop of increasing client account fraud, we consider the Commercial Court’s recent judgment on the meaning of “condoning” in the context of the fraud and dishonesty exclusion in a Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.
Official Injury Claim and fraud – two years since launch
We are now two years since the launch of the Official Injury Claim (OIC). In this blog, we offer some further thoughts on the whiplash reforms, fraud risk in the OIC and the available data.
Irish Defamation Bill moves closer to becoming a new Act
On 28 March 2023, Minister for Justice Simon Harris received cabinet approval for priority drafting of the General Scheme of Defamation (Amendment) Bill (the General Scheme) and referral of the General Scheme to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice for pre-legislative scrutiny. In this article, we discuss some of the proposals published in the General Scheme together with the submissions by the Council in response to such proposals.
Case review 06/06/2023
Hong Kong Medical Law Brief - June 2023 edition
With the use of a single joint expert potentially being the new norm for adducing expert medical evidence in District Court personal injury cases rather than respective medical experts appointed by opposing parties, what are the possible implications to medical negligence cases.
The Recovery of Ukraine: New Insurance and Reinsurance Risks and how they will Affect Israeli Carriers and Exporters
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has far-reaching implications, extending beyond the immediate devastation and disruption to the long-term economic recovery and legal infrastructure of the nation.
Claims Apprentice 2023: Episode 5 – Claims Inflation Podcast (Part 2)
The fifth episode of the fourth series of Claims Apprentice, in association with Insurance Post, has launched and is now available to view.
The implications of the new guidelines on medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures
From 1 July 2023, medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures will be subject to updated guidelines developed by the Medical Board of Australia. In this article, our Kennedys healthcare experts discuss the significance of the new guidelines and what cosmetic surgeons need to know.
Paris has voted to ban rental e-scooters: will the UK follow?
Parisians have voted overwhelmingly to ban rental e-scooters from the capital. The action has brought into sharp focus the approach the UK Government has taken and may now take.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - the Government’s response
On 22 May 2023 the Government published its response to the Final Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in which it states it accepts the need to act on 19 of the 20 recommendations.
An in-depth look at changes impacting insurers arising from Florida's new tort reform act
On March 24, 2023, Florida passed a sweeping tort reform bill into law, making major changes to civil litigation in the state. In anticipation of the Governor signing the bill into law, the number of new cases initiated throughout the state in March 2023 was 280,122. Of that amount, 71,000 came from Miami-Dade County (Miami) and 53,000 from Hillsborough County (Tampa). These numbers are staggering.