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Caught in the throes of an unrelenting El Nino/La Nina cycle, the Climate Council has warned that the mounting cost of natural disasters could leave 1 in every 25 properties in Australia high risk and uninsurable by 2030. In this article we explore the costs of, possible responses to and exposure lines of insurance have to climate change.
A summary of key developments relating to the date of knowledge, CRU scheme, an English Court awarding Scottish “loss of society” damages, the evidential hill in asbestos claims, the damages claims portal, and a newly announced discount rate in Northern Ireland.
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.
Global law firm Kennedys is pleased to announce the launch of its first graduate program in Australia, with an initial intake in Sydney and Melbourne in July 2022.
The twelve-month program will see graduates rotate across four practice areas working with Insurance, Injury, Commercial and Healthcare teams.
Dram shop actions: The importance of knowing the jurisdiction’s rules on permitting common-law negligence claims
A significant number of dram shop complaints include allegations of common law negligence in addition to the allegations of the liquor liability under the jurisdiction’s relevant statute.
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.
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.
A summary of key developments including the NHS litigation reform inquiry, Liberty Protection Safeguards, the Health and Care Bill, the Assisted Dying Bill, and an updated clinical negligence protocol in Northern Ireland.
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.