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Kennedys appoints new business development and marketing chief from Hogan Lovells to drive further growth
We have appointed a new chief business development and marketing officer. Karen Snell, formerly of Hogan Lovells where she worked for almost 20 years, will set the agenda for all activity, overseeing a network of more than 65 colleagues worldwide.
Kennedys appoints its first head of responsible business
We have appointed our first head of responsible business to help the firm achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. Kate Hursthouse is former senior manager for responsible business at Slaughter and May, where she spent the past 11 years developing and overseeing the firm’s work to integrate responsible business into the firm’s operations, as well as building its community, diversity and inclusion, and pro bono programmes.
Case review 08/05/2023
What happens when parents’ anti-vaccination sentiment conflicts with life-saving treatment needed by a child?
In this article, we consider the recent decision of the High Court of New Zealand in Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Te Toka Tumai v C and S, which underscores the tension between a child’s need for life-saving medical treatment and parents’ refusal of consent.
Kennedys’ global partner count passes 300 as firm adds a further 20 in annual promotions round
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a further 20 partners in our annual round of promotions, taking the total to 316 worldwide.
It's our world, and here's how we're collaborating to make a difference in celebration of Global Goals Week
Global Goals Week is well and truly underway and through our Responsible Business Programme we are continuing to support the UNSDGs and incorporating the principles of the UN Global Compact into our local and global initiatives.
Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenge of climate change
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.
Causing climate change…a new tort? A cross-jurisdictional review
Following the New Zealand Court of Appeal decision of Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited , Kennedys experts in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and United States provide a cross-jurisdictional review of the risk of this potential new tort also emerging in their respective countries.
How our people are taking action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through community initiatives and partnerships
The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which ran from 17 – 28 September –is focused on mobilisation and collective action by people and companies from all sectors, to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
IQ Insight: Using data science to measure public opinion
In this blog we explore sentiment analysis and the different approaches of two off-the-shelf sentiment analysers, Vader and TextBlob. While these analysers can be good for a quick solution for a sentiment analysis use case, they sometimes fail to produce reliable results for certain use cases and scenarios.
Tech pioneers: Kennedys’ 11-year journey into the human mind
The legal technology market has a natural fascination for the new. Words like “launches”, “debuts”, “unveils” are the narrative that propels a growing niche of alternative offerings that are increasingly an adjunct to most big firms.