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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.
Case review 23/05/2023
Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief - May 2023 edition
In a very recent decision, HH Judge Andrew Li of the District Court (Judge) has tightened control over adducing of expert medical evidence in personal injury (PI) cases, particularly those in the District Court. He observed that it was high time for the courts and practitioners not only to consider but to actually make wider use of a single joint expert (SJE) rather than respective medical experts appointed by opposing parties.
Civil Justice Council publishes its final report on costs
Last year, the Civil Justice Council Costs Working Group was charged with taking a "strategic and holistic look at costs, particularly given the ongoing transformation of civil justice into a digital justice system". On 10 May 2023, the Working Group published its final report and recommendations, offering an insight into the likely direction of travel for costs in civil claims. In this article, we provide an overview of the responses to the consultation and the recommendations put forward.
Kennedys in Australia promotes liability partner
Kennedys has promoted liability claims specialist Emily Unger to the Australian partnership.
Terrorism (Protection of premises) Bill: briefing note
The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as the ‘Protect Duty’ or ‘Martyn’s Law’, aims to keep people safe from terrorist attacks by introducing proportionate security requirements for certain public venues.
Credit hire market overview – key questions for insurers
In our recent Motor Webinar Wednesday, John Gibson, Motor Services Director at Kennedys offered some thoughts on key questions arising from his recent credit hire market overview. Here we provide a brief summary of some of the main areas of discussion.
Castano v. Augustine: Strict construction of the law at odds with New Jersey public policy?
Over time, New Jersey’s No Fault Act has evolved to incorporate additional restrictions on an injured party’s right to sue for injuries resulting from an auto accident. These restrictions, viewed as a trade-off for the Act’s promise of prompt payment of medical expenses regardless of fault, serve to impose the “draconian consequence” of completely foreclosing a prospective plaintiff’s cause of action should they run awry of requirements of the Act.
Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief - March 2023 edition
In a robust decision handed down recently, HH Judge Andrew Li of the District Court (Judge) said “this is by far the worst case I have come across in my 10 years sitting on the bench” and that “such appalling conduct on the part of an officer of the court must be stopped in our profession, in particular in [Personal Injury] litigation.”
Case review 22/03/2023
The Court of Appeal’s decision on ‘mixed injuries’ cases
The recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan [20.01.23], has provided some certainty on how to approach the valuation of low value motor claims involving whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.
Implications of shelving the autonomous transport bill
Following enactment of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 - designed to ‘kick-start’ the move towards self-driving vehicles – detailed exploration by the Law Commission of England and Wales, and the Scottish Law Commission into the wider legal and regulatory framework required, followed. With the baton handed back to the UK Government by way of an extensive set of recommendations published in January last year, the announcement of the Transport Bill in May looked set to continue that recent momentum.