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We have appointed Alan Demirkaya as our new HR director to drive forward our transformation plans and ensure that we continue to attract the industry’s top talent. He will lead a team spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, reporting to global managing partner, Suzanne Liversidge.
With mandatory climate disclosures becoming law in the UK, effective from 6 April 2022, and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission announcing its long awaited climate disclosure rule on 21 March 2022, this report provides a snapshot of the approach towards climate disclosures in some of the jurisdictions in which Kennedys operates, before focusing on what this means for our policyholder and insurer clients in the financial lines arena.
Case review 04/05/2022
The recent judgment of Mr Justice Simons in Anna Kolton v Paramount LTD trading as Esplanade Hotel is a notable one for both insurers and business owners as it contains welcome commentary on quantum and the duty on plaintiffs to issue proceedings at the appropriate court level.
We have promoted our largest ever number of lawyers to partner. With 22 new partners joining the partnership, it is more than double the number promoted last year (10) and takes our total worldwide partner count to 293.
Kennedys receives top tier rankings in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the region.
Kennedys' teams in Paris, Madrid, Dublin and Copenhagen have been ranked by Chambers Europe 2022 for their work in insurance and dispute resolution.
We are shocked by the tragic situation in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering, and we can only hope that a peaceful resolution is found swiftly. Until then, Kennedys is resolute in our commitment to do whatever we can to help this humanitarian crisis.
The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill seeks to amend the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Acts 2003-2019, with its primary aim to increase the level of personal injury claims being settled in the PIAB process. The Bill is the latest step in the reform of the personal injury claims landscape in this jurisdiction following the adoption and statutory implementation of the Personal Injuries Guidelines in April 2021.
Our global liability and defence group brief, Navigating the global liability defence agenda, was created with our clients in mind. With our legal footprint spanning across 24 countries, our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of global issues impacting our clients. We wanted to provide a snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing and share some takeaways we expect will resonate cross jurisdictionally.
The Personal Injuries Guidelines ('the Guidelines') were commenced on 24 April 2021, replacing the Book of Quantum in Ireland for all claims issued post-April 2021.