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The FCA test case is widely regarded as having resolved a plethora of issues in COVID-19 business interruption claims. Unsurprisingly, it did not resolve everything and certain issues were not tackled as part of or fully resolved by that case.
California finds itself amid yet another ferocious wildfire season, with the Dixie blaze now holding the record for the second largest wildfire in the history of the state. As a combination of hotter and drier weather and failing electrical infrastructure are projected to continue to turn the state into a tinderbox ready to ignite during the warmer months, fire damage and smoke taint claims affecting property and large agricultural areas will remain on the rise for the foreseeable future.
Understanding the political direction of travel at a country level is increasingly significant for businesses operating across international borders. This report demonstrates how salient macro-political issues are among grassroots communities, providing businesses and their insurers with a clear understanding of emerging risk to enable long-term sustainable operations.
Kennedys continues to deepen its bench of offerings with the addition of partner Judith A Selby to its New York office.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
The highly anticipated Lacrosse Appeal judgment was handed down in early 2021 providing some guidance for construction professionals around the requisite standard of care and the availability (or, more accurately, the unavailability) of the peer professional opinion defence for building surveyors responding to claims arising from the use of combustible cladding in Australia.
Kennedys has promoted ten lawyers to its partnership. Four of those promoted are based in the UK, with six in the US. Kennedys’ worldwide partner count is now 280.
Kennedys has today announced the latest phase of its expansion with the launch of a new office in Perth, Australia. It is the firm’s 43rd office and second new office opening so far this year.
The Florida Legislature passed comprehensive property insurance reform before the end of the 2021 Legislative Session, which concluded on Friday, April 30. Senate Bill 76 (“SB 76”) represents the latest attempt to curb litigation trends over first-party property claims and curtail the rise of property insurance premiums by limiting the circumstances in which attorney’s fees are awarded to prevailing insureds and imposing pre-suit requirements on plaintiffs.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.