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After years of relative calm and stability in the professional indemnity market and ahead of the traditional 1 December renewal, we look at whether recent developments suggest changes may be afoot in the solicitors' professional indemnity insurance (PII) market.
Kennedys has announced that partners Victoria Clucas and Bill Evans have moved from London to Dubai as part of the firm’s plans to strengthen its capabilities across the Gulf and Middle East region.
Kennedys’ global footprint means we are uniquely placed to review the impact of COVID-19 in the legal casualty market, and on the functioning of court systems in our different jurisdictions.
We’re very pleased to announce a collaboration with AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, to jointly launch the AXIS Marine Cyber Insurance product.
Case review 14/10/2020
Requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases upheld by the High Court in Ireland
The High Court in Ireland struck out this professional negligence claim against a defendant solicitor, in circumstances where the plaintiff failed to obtain expert evidence in support of his claim. The principles asserted by Mr Justice Meenan are equally as applicable in clinical negligence claims.
On 4 May 2020 Part 2 and 3 of the Related Regulations in the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (the 2015 Act) commenced. Overnight, this legislation introduced a ban on the use of anonymous donor gametes in Ireland.
Kennedys continues to grow in the EMEA region as we are being joined by all partners and staff of former associate firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co to create a brand new Kennedys office in Israel.
Caroline Wilson, HR Director, explains how our virtual work experience programme levels the playing field and is an opportunity to reach talented individuals who you may never have had a chance to help and nurture.
We’re delighted to announce the promotion of 36 associates to senior associate, up from 22 last year. The senior associates are drawn from insurance and liability, healthcare, and commercial, including specialists in fraud, commercial litigation, real estate, aviation and regulatory law. 28 of those promoted are based in the UK, four in Australia, two in Denmark, one in the Middle East and one in our Lat Am and Caribbean practice in Miami.
Case review 27/08/2020
In a decision that grabbed a number of headlines, The Court of Appeal has significantly reduced an award of whiplash damages, highlighting the importance of the appropriate reference to the Book of Quantum by the judiciary and practitioners alike.