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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.
Case review 01/03/2021
‘Speak now, or forever hold your peace’ Irish High Court rules insurer was justified in refusing cover for late notification
The decision in the recent High Court case of Moloney v Cashel Taverns Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) & Anor [10.12.20] is a welcome addition to the body of Irish case law. The Court held that Liberty Insurance DAC (insurer) was justified in refusing indemnity to Cashel Taverns Limited (insured) as the insured was fully aware of the incident giving rise to the claim but failed to promptly notify its insurer.
Case review 22/02/2021
Murphy v HSE, a recent Court of Appeal decision, confirmed the correct legal test for the renewal of a Summons under Order 8 RSC, whereby it is now sufficient for the plaintiff to demonstrate “special circumstances” to justify the renewal.
This report examines the key features of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the European Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and its wider impact on consumer-led litigation across Europe, including comparative insights into national class action mechanisms in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, France, Portugal, Spain and Ireland.
To put it mildly, COVID-19 has been a game-changer in the personal injury sector. That includes the scope of purchased insurance products and their coverage.
Giving insurance a voice: Brexit ‘nightmare’ for industry unless government breaks political deadlock
We are delighted to introduce this report as part of Kennedys’ ongoing commitment to providing key business insights on Brexit and how it is likely to impact on the UK’s insurance sector.
The announcement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that it is to consult on proposals to make fully independent the dispute process for its cost recovery scheme, known as Fee for Intervention (FFI), is welcomed and long overdue.
Hanjin Shipping’s rehabilitation has continued to cause problems in multiple fields in the shipping world.