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On 28 March 2019, the government launched a consultation on the extension of fixed recoverable costs in cases worth up to £100,000. The consultation sought views on a number of recommendations made by Sir Rupert Jackson in his ‘Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Supplemental Report Fixed Recoverable Costs’ published in July 2017, with the government aiming to take forward most of his recommendations.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
We are pleased to have strengthened our London team with the appointment of partner Simon Durkin, formerly at Weightmans.
Case review 27/09/2021
In CLMS Management v Amwins Brokerage of Georgia, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a decision of the US District Court for the Western District of Washington to enforce a pre-dispute arbitration agreement in an insurance contract pursuant to the New York Convention, finding that the Convention overrides contradictory state law.
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.