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It has become common practice in the construction industry for the parties involved in a project to provide for specified loss or damage to be covered by insurance for their mutual benefit, whether caused by one party’s fault or not.
Insurance coverage attorneys often face challenges when seeking to enforce policy exclusions on their clients’ behalf. To that end, New York appellate courts have ruled on certain policy exclusions so often that their enforcement is akin to legal doctrine; yet, some exclusions remain virtually untouched by the higher courts, leaving the respective lawyers for policyholders and insurers alike to battle ardently over the meaning of what are otherwise clear, plain terms.
Kennedys receives top tier rankings in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the region.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight some key legal and regulatory developments and provide an overview of the business critical topics that the construction sector and insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022 and beyond.
This week (13-17 March 2022) has been designated in the Sultanate as ‘Oman Sustainability Week’. OSW is a national platform highlighting Oman’s commitment to sustainability leadership through innovative strategies aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to elevate Oman as a new model for sustainable development.
We are pleased to have announced an upgrade of our Madrid office with a move to new premises in the heart of the central business district.
We have recruited a leading construction and insurance specialist to join its London team. Paul Lowe, formerly a partner at Weightmans, is experienced in all insurance matters relating to the construction industry including on both policy coverage and defence.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
Michael Gove has become the latest housing secretary to make promises in respect of building safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Specifically, under an ominous banner declaring “developers must pay”, Gove promised that leaseholders will not be required to meet the costs of cladding removal. While this is a positive development, there is currently little firm detail as to how it will be achieved.
We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.