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Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Immunotherapy and private treatment – considerations for insurers
The provision of immunotherapy treatment has been an ongoing issue in the context of asbestos claims for a number of years. This is a rapidly developing area with new treatments constantly coming to the market.
Case review 26/10/2022
Success fees in mesothelioma cases: can they survive?
Given the recoverability of additional liabilities in mesothelioma claims, this judgment and how the UK government responds may be of keen interest to those in the legacy markets with large asbestos liabilities. The costs in mesothelioma claims are often very high and are exacerbated by the recoverability of both the success fee and ATE premium.
Reopening of occupational injury cases in the Council of Appeal
On 16 September 2022, the Council of Appeal ruled in an occupational injury case in which the Council of Appeal were summoned by Kennedys on behalf of the occupational injury insurance company.
Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Kennedys secures top tier rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2023
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, 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.
Case review 05/08/2022
Ruling dated 30 June 2022 from the District Court of Odense
On 30 June 2022, the District Court of Odense ruled in a case concerning an accident that took place in 2014 whereby the plaintiff and his colleague worked by an excavation, when it suddenly collapsed, and the colleague was partly buried. The plaintiff, who was located in an excavator and did not see the accident happen, claimed compensation from the employer due to the psychological symptoms he allegedly developed due to the accident. In its ruling, the District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim and acquitted the employer.
Kennedys finds (re)insurers’ changing underwriting practices key to net zero transition
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenge of climate change
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
Asbestos litigation: the far horizon
It is widely accepted that exposure to varying amount of asbestos can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. In this article, we look at two recent developments in this area; carcinoid tumours and head and neck cancers.