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Recent statistics from the World Health Organisation suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide, sounding a very clear warning that all countries need to vastly improve their mental health services, treatment and support. In this article, we look at how psychedelic treatment is viewed by insurers as a possible medical solution for people who suffer with major depressive disorder.
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
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.
Swimming pool technology has been developed over time, with the intention of providing an additional layer of support to lifeguards on duty. A common form of this new technology involves images taken by an underwater surveillance camera system displayed on a monitor affixed to a lifeguard's chair.
A summary of key developments including a political landscape roundup, an update on the Damages Claims Portal, the new sixteenth edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, and the reversal of Vnuk.
On 24 January 2022, the OEP was granted its existence in law by virtue of the Environment Act 2021. Only a day after, it released its draft strategy and enforcement policy and a period of consultation commenced in respect of them both. In this article, we set out the duties of the OEP, its proposed enforcement strategy and policy, and our initial thoughts on how effective the OEP may indeed be in its role.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
A summary of key developments including the UK Government’s plans to reform the Human Rights Act, the Civil Justice Council’s interim report on pre-action protocols, latest CPR updates, the newly announced discount rate in Northern Ireland, and a new anti-terror duty following the Government’s response to the ‘Protect Duty’ consultation.
In this publication, Kennedys experts answer a series of questions relating to Australian Insurance and Reinsurance Laws and Regulations and identify common issues, including regulatory authorities and procedures, (re)insurance claims, litigation and arbitration.
The UK Government last week published draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Public Inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we consider whether the draft ToR, given the breadth of areas covered, provide an indication as to who will be afforded Core Participant status for the purpose of the Inquiry.