Webinar recordings

Webinar recordings

If you weren't able to join one of our webinars we've made them available to view online so you do not miss any important legal and industry updates.

Listed below by expertise, you can find a range of our webinars to watch on demand by filling out a short form.

For further information please contact our events team.

Claims handling

Construction and engineering

Building safety webinar - part two - 30 March 2022

Following on from our first building safety webinar, where we discussed the key developments for insurers and industry in 2022, we are pleased to have returned to the same topic where we answered the questions posed to us during and after the first session.

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Building safety - the key developments for insurers and industry in 2022 - 23 March 2022

In this webinar, our speakers discussed:

  • The Building Safety Bill, limitation and liability – what’s new in 2022: the most important amendments to the Building Safety Bill in 2022, including extensions of liability under the Defective Premises Acts and their impact on insurance claims.
  • Who funds building safety remedial works? The Government has placed demands upon developers and manufacturers. We reviewed the response from industry and what that response means for the insurance market.
  • The Building Safety Regulator: its role and powers to sanction firms, also how the regulator’s operations will affect insurers.

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Cyber risks

Business email compromise and payment fraud - 10 August 2022

Kennedys Partners Nicholas Blackmore and Joanie Ko  discuss current trends in business email compromise incidents and look at the legal and regulatory aspects of responding to an incident, including breach notification requirements and disputes about misdirected payments.

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Data breach - a new claims farming opportunity? 3 August 2022

Our speakers provided an overview on data breach claims, looked at relevant case law and explored past and future appetite for claims farming in this market.

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Business email compromise and payment fraud - 28 June 2022

Kennedys partner Nicholas Blackmore discusses current trends in business email compromise incidents and delves into the legal and regulatory aspects of responding to an incident, including breach notification requirements and disputes about misdirected payments.

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Responding to a ransomware attack - 17 June 2022

Kennedys Partners Joanie Ko and Nicholas Blackmore, along with Paul Byrne, APJ Director of Business Development – Legal & Insurance from CrowdStrike, discussed how they would advise their clients in the Asia Pacific region to respond to a hypothetical ransomware attack scenario from a technical and legal perspective, including a discussion on the importance of recovery, forensic investigation, communication with the threat actor, data breach notification and other issues.

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China's new Personal Information Protection Law (Hong Kong) - 29 March 2022

Kennedys Special Counsel, Nicholas Blackmore shared the key concepts of China’s new Personal Data Information Protection Law and its most important features for Hong Kong businesses. 

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China's new Personal Information Protection Law - 24 March 2022

Kennedys Special Counsel, Nicholas Blackmore provides a guided tour of China's new Personal Information Protection Law and its most important features for Australian businesses.

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Importing personal data from Europe – new challenges post-Schrems II - 10 November 2021

Special Counsel Nicholas Blackmore, leads a discussion on why the European Data Protection Board and the new European Commission Standard Contractual Clauses require businesses outside of Europe, to take additional legal and technical measures to protect transferred personal data and how businesses can comply with those measures.

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To pay or not to pay? Responding to ransomware attacks - 02 June 2021

Special Counsel Nicholas Blackmore, leads a discussion on current trends in ransomware attacks, the legal issues arising from ransomware attacks, and most importantly, what businesses can do to avoid becoming the next victim.

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Evolve with Kennedys: Topical Tuesdays - 11 May 2021

We were delighted to hold the first webinar in our Topical Tuesdays series, part of Evolve with Kennedys, our programme of events and networking opportunities designed to support claims professionals in developing their careers. The focus of this webinar was the impact on current and future EL/PL and cyber claims as a result of COVID-19.

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Financial institutions

Accountants webinar - 29 March 2022

During this webinar our team of experts discussed some key topics that affect the accountancy profession:

  • FRC’s audit enforcement procedure and accountancy scheme - how to respond and what to expect.
  • Tax schemes - Knights v Townsend – duties of introducers.
  • The wake of Manchester v Grant Thornton - duty dependent upon purpose and how are the Courts applying this decision?

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Evolve with Kennedys: Topical Tuesdays - 22 June 2021

The third webinar in our Topical Tuesdays series, part of Evolve with Kennedys, our programme of events and networking opportunities designed to support claims professionals in developing their careers. This webinar focused on climate change and the impact on financial lines.

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Financial professionals: what has been and what is yet to come - 12 May 2021

We are delighted to have held a webinar on Wednesday 12 May 2021 covering revolution in auditing: the next steps, assisting with COVID-19 support schemes: pitfalls for accountants and pension administrators: the impact of Adams v Carey in relation to SIPP schemes.

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Insurance and claims

The role of the legal expert and the loss adjuster, comparative approaches and practices - 9 June 2022

Our webinar examined the question of the role of the legal expert and loss adjuster from a comparative law perspective (France, Spain, United Kingdom and Latin America). It was presented by specialists in these issues within our firm. This webinar was aimed at insurers, claims managers and lawyers confronted with these questions in the context of their professional practice.

Please note this webinar is in French.

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Ireland: Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (webinar 3 of 3) - 26 May 2022

Our third and final webinar assessed the key features of the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (“CICA”) which is the most significant legislative reform of insurance law in Ireland since the Marine Insurance Act 1906. We considered the substantive changes brought about by CICA.

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Ireland: Civil Reforms and a less tolerant judiciary (webinar 1 of 3) - 12 May 2022

Our first webinar focused on recent changes in Irish Court procedure. These include new Court Rules, shortened timeframes for pleadings, judicial intolerance of delay, increasing prevalence of case management, and a growing culture of ADR.

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Notification: I told you so - 13 October 2021

During this webinar partner James Melvin and three special counsels lead a discussion on recent changes to the notification landscape.

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Collective redress: the impact and implementation of the EU Directive on representative actions - 28 September 2021

During this webinar we provided comparative insights into pre-existing national collective redress mechanisms, or the absence thereof, in key European jurisdictions including Brussels, Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands. We also discussed the challenges and risks that these countries will face in implementing the Directive and the parallel collective action development in the UK.

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Life sciences

The use of data in life sciences and in defence of litigation webinar - 3 March 2022

This webinar was chaired by Emily Brett, Senior Associate at Kennedys who was joined by two eminent guests speakers Dr. Jee-Yeon Lehmann Ph.D., Economist and Vice President at the Analysis Group and Trevor Lewis, Founder, Director and Principal Consultant, Medical Device Consultancy as they discussed the use of data in post-market surveillance and regulatory decision making including the challenges posed by new technologies.

They also considered how data is used by expert biostatisticians, and the relevance of such evidence in the defence of medical products and pharmaceutical litigation.

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Marine

CMR - The benefits of forum shopping - 18 November 2021

In this virtual presentation we consider the benefits of forum shopping within the CMR and provide an international comparison of some of the principal benefits of bringing a claim in England, Belgium or Spain.

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CMR: recent developments - an international comparison - 5 July 2021

The Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) is an international convention designed to unify the law governing the carriage of goods by road. It is, therefore, perhaps surprising just how differently states approach the interpretation of the Convention when applying its terms.

Our speakers, Chris Chatfield (Partner, Kennedys) and Ingo Gercke (Partner, REMÉ Rechtsanwälte) considered the interpretation of certain provisions by two countries which are often seen as being at opposite ends of the spectrum – Germany and the UK. Whilst Germany is often favoured by cargo interests seeking to maximise their recovery, the UK tends to be preferred by forwarders due to its application of the limits of liability. However, both jurisdictions have traps for the unwary and such assumptions may not be entirely sound. We compare and contrast recent developments in both jurisdictions and their interpretation of the following points:

  • Wilful misconduct, the operation of Article 29 of the CMR and the application of concepts of contributory negligence to reduce the damages recoverable.
  • The application of the limits of liability and damages recoverable (including damages recoverable for additional items such as duty and VAT).
  • Fraudulent sales – does the carrier have an obligation to spot a fraudulent buyer and warn the seller?

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Climate change and its impact on ports, warehouses and storage risks - 24 March 2021

We were delighted to hold this webinar where we considered the risks presented by climate change to storage facilities and the goods stored therein. We also reviewed the standard of care expected of the providers of such facilities and the steps which they should take to anticipate extreme weather conditions. Additionally we considered some of the standard trading terms on which such facilities operate and the extent to which they exclude or limit liability for climate change events.

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Product liability and safety

Product liability: global perspectives on the law and emerging risks - 12 July 2022

In this webinar we travelled across the world for comparative insights on product liability, with speakers from Peru, Spain, the UK and the USA. We discussed:

  • The bases on which product liability cases are brought and how they are managed by the courts in their respective jurisdictions.
  • The application of existing product liability regimes to new technologies such as software and artificial intelligence.
  • Class actions.
  • Emerging risks.

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Total recall: Navigating global corrective action campaigns in a modern world - 15 November 2021

This interactive panel discussion provided practical tips for organisations with international reach on how to successfully navigate the increasingly complex and divergent legal regimes that apply to product safety corrective actions/product recalls across the world.

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The new age of product compliance - corporate social responsibility, environment and sustainability - 29 April 2021

This interactive panel discussion provided a multi-stakeholder review of the obligations placed on product manufacturers and suppliers in respect of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental issues across the full product lifecycle. In particular, using an example product, we considered relevant obligations at the following product life stages: 

  • Sourcing of raw materials.
  • Design manufacture.
  • Advertising and labelling, including green claims.
  • Reparability and end of life issues.
  • Recycling, waste disposal and the circular economy.

The session featured real-life experiences and practical insight from market-leading international product safety, compliance and liability lawyers and prominent industry speakers with international manufacturing, logistics and policy experience.

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Professional liability

Construction professional indemnity webinar - 10 May 2022

During this webinar our speakers discussed:
• Case bite - recent TCC decisions.
• Assumption of duty and the professional duty of care: where are we now in light of Multiplex Construction Europe Limited v (1) Bathgate Realisations?
• Scotland: is limitation still prescriptive?

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Solicitors professional liability webinar - 22 March 2022

During this webinar, chaired by Helen Ager, Partner, Kennedys, we covered market developments including:

  • Page v Kidd & Spoor Harper Solicitors [2021] 11 WLUK 294, in which Kennedys acted successfully on a strike out application (and appeal);
    • The 15-year long stop date for negligence claims.
    • One of the key issues concerned the circumstances in which counsel's advice was reported to the client.
  • Litigation funding market - its growing importance in claims against professionals and issues arising for practitioners who act in litigation funded retainers.
  • Review of the latest SRA report which urges firms to change their culture to ensure that a safe environment is provided to all staff in relation to their physical and mental well being, which includes an environment in which mistakes and regulatory breaches can be reported and addressed without fear.

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Construction professional indemnity webinar - 26 January 2022

During this webinar our speakers discussed:

  • Rising input costs and the impact on those carrying construction professional indemnity risk.
  • Adjudications: recent decisions and recurring challenges.
  • Important procedural changes in Irish civil litigation.

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Solicitors professional liability webinar - 17 September 2021

During this webinar our speakers provided:

  • An update on aspects of property related claims including planning and causation and Prime London Residential Development Jersey Master Holding Ltd v Withers LLP.
  • A discussion on coverage and the extent to which claims for repayment of solicitors' fees might fall to cover under the Solicitors Minimum Terms.
  • An update on regulatory developments including recent SDT decisions, a change to the minimum terms and developments in anti-money laundering guidance.
  • Cyber trends and common issues following an attack.

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Construction professional indemnity webinar - 17 September 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed:

  • Expert led or expert fed?  The role of expert witnesses in construction claims.
  • Building a new future – latest developments in the reform of construction litigation in Northern Ireland.
  • Standstill agreements – mind the gap.

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Construction professional indemnity webinar - 2 July 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed:

  • The impact of climate change on the sector.
  • The rise in claims involving M&E and fire safety.
  • Issues in the non-contentious space.
  • Developments in Ireland and Scotland.

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Scotland insurance and professional liability update - 30 March 2021

Our webinar, on Tuesday 30 March 2021, provided an update on insurance and professional indemnity issues in Scotland.

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Solicitors professional liability webinar - 24 March 2021

We are pleased to have held our solicitors professional liability webinar on Wednesday 24 March 2021. Our panel of Kennedys' experts were delighted to be joined by guest speaker, Jenny Screech, professional indemnity specialist at Howden Insurance Brokers, who brought additional broker and market perspectives to our topics.

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Solicitors professional liability webinar - 20 January 2021

We are delighted to have held our solicitors professional liability webinar.

Our experts reviewed three issues which we expect will become prevalent in claims against solicitors in 2021: dishonesty, aggregation and scope of retainer.

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Property damage

Weathering the future storm: as the climate changes how should insurers of property risks respond? - 24 February 2022

During this webinar, speakers from our property damage and marine teams discussed some of the risks likely to be affected by increased climate volatility, and the issues that arise both before and after extreme weather events.

They also covered claims in relation to flooding of commercial and residential property, warehouses and ports, and increased risk presented by aridity and heat through extremes of temperature.

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Property damage webinar: finding meaning in insurance policies following COVID-19 - 8 September 2021

During this webinar Michael Hogg discussed the principles behind the English courts’ interpretation of insurance policies and what we can learn from a high profile demonstration of its approach.

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Commercial disputes

Kennedys and BExA: Commercial recoveries webinar - 19 November 2021

Our speaker discussed what recoveries are, different approaches across jurisdictions, options and advice to creditors and debtors. They also discussed how changes in enforcement legislation can affect businesses this autumn and how automated processes and innovation can improve recoveries and complement traditional recovery methods.

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Commercial recoveries webinar: what steps creditors and debtors should be taking to protect themselves - 12 October 2021

Our speaker discussed the current changes in legislation that affect debt recovery and how thinking alternatively can save businesses money and improve cashflow and businesses relationships.

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Corporate red tape, litigation and enforcement webinar - 1 July 2021

Our speakers discussed:

    • Insurance across jurisdictions:
      • Regulatory authorisations, local requirements and the risks of non-admitted insurance.
      • Insuring multinational corporate groups.
      • Identity of the insured(s).
    • The impact of Brexit on civil jurisdiction:
      • Lugano Convention and the future of civil jurisdiction.
      • What laws and regulations will be applied.
      • The impact this will have on businesses and insurers.
      • How judgments can be secured and enforced internationally.

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Bite-size business briefing - The court system post COVID-19 and how technology is driving change - 3 June 2021

The third in our series of bite-size business briefings covered how the court system has changed post COVID-19 and how technology is driving change.

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Bite-size business briefing - Disputes: who needs them? - 13 May 2021

The first in our series of bite-size business briefings covered the different processes that can be adopted with a view to resolving commercial disputes, and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

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Construction

Bite-size business briefing: Construction update - development documents and professional indemnity insurance - 27 May 2021

The second in our bite-size series covered recent changes in the professional indemnity insurance market and how these change can be managed.

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Employment

Employment law update webinar

During this webinar our speakers discussed:

  • Flexible Working – is this the new normal
  • Philosophical belief as a protected characteristic.
  • Discussion of the current P&O redundancy situation.
  • Recent case law and horizon scanning.

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High Court - Independent contractor or employee?

The decisions of the High Court of Australia in Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd and in ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd v Jamsek have clarified the test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.

Chris Molnar and his team discuss the practical implications of these decisions for the engagement of independent contractors by businesses, particularly labour hire businesses.

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Employment law update webinar 

During this webinar our speakers discussed:

  • Face coverings in the workplace and employee reluctance to return to the office.
  • Testing and use of COVID-status data in the workplace.
  • Case law and legislation update.

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Employer liability for COVID-19 health and safety risks in the workplace

Partners Chris Molnar and Jonathan Wyatt, and their teams discuss how to manage health and safety under COVID-19, including: 

  • WHS employer legal obligations to ensure a safe workplace
  • Risk management under COVID-19
  • Can COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory?

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Bite-size business briefing - Insolvent employers - key employment and insolvency issues - 10 June 2021

The fourth in our series of bite-size business briefings provides an update on key employment and insolvency law issues, which are of particular interest as furlough comes to an end.

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Sexual harassment in the workplace and employer risk management - 10 June 2021

Partner Chris Molnar and his team discuss the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace and the reduction of employer risk, including:

  • The legal definition of sexual harassment
  • Employer’s occupational health and safety duty
  • Reasonable precautions and preventative measures
  • Managing complaints of sexual harassment
  • Recent sexual harassment cases

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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 - 13 May 2021

Partner Chris Molnar, leads this discussion on the significant changes being proposed in the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021, including:

  • Definition of a "casual" employee
  • Rights of casual employees to convert to full-time or part-time employment
  • Dealing with casual conversion disputes
  • Casual loading amounts and off-setting provisions in contracts
  • Other key amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

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Coronavirus vaccinations and returning to work - 21 February 2021

Partner Chris Molnar, leads this discussion on workplace rights and obligations relating to the coronavirus vaccine, including:

  • Employer and employee OH&S obligations
  • The duty to co-operate and follow lawful and reasonable directions
  • Vaccine policies and conditions of employment
  • Lawful exceptions and possible excuses
  • Managing anti-vaxxers
  • Recent case law

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Insolvency and restructuring

Bite-size business briefing - Insolvent employers - key employment and insolvency issues - 10 June 2021

The fourth in our series of bite-size business briefings provides an update on key employment and insolvency law issues, which are of particular interest as furlough comes to an end.

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A fresh approach to debt recovery and enforcement- 16 February 2021

We are delighted to have held our webinar aimed at those that deal with debt recovery and commercial litigation. Those that watch this webinar gain the knowledge about the way in which debt recovery and enforcement of debts has changed during the pandemic and trends emerging in the collection of debts; a fresh approach embracing the digitisation of the court system and ADR. 

Our panel discussed a fresh approach to debt recovery, Kennedys IQ and enforcement.

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Real Estate

Commercial rent recovery webinar – where do we go from here?

So where do we go from here? Pending the decision of Court of Appeal, and the formal introduction of the Government’s arbitration scheme, what is the best approach for landlords and tenants to adopt when trying to resolve disputes over rent arrears? 

To help answer those tricky questions, we're delighted that Nicholas Trompeter QC (who was counsel for the successful landlord in the Trocadero case) joined Adam Osieke in our latest webinar.

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Bite-size business briefing - A year on - the landscape for landlords and tenants in the COVID era - 8 July 2021

The fifth in our series of bite-size business briefings is aimed at business landlords and tenants, and will provide an understanding of the current state of the legislation in respect of measures the government brought in during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect tenants from landlords enforcing rent arrears.

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Medical malpractice and healthcare

Annual healthcare seminar programme - 30 June 2022

Kennedys' healthcare team held the sixth seminar of our annual 2022 programme, chaired by Daniel Freeman with guest speaker Kirsty Shaw, Chief Operating Officer at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This seminar focused on what investigators look for and how healthcare bodies can improve care.

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Wrongful birth and wrongful life - 17 May 2022

Kennedys' global healthcare team hosted the second session of our annual global 2022 healthcare conference programme chaired by Christopher Malla, Kennedys' global head of healthcare.

We presented an interactive virtual conference where we travelled across the world to consider wrongful birth and wrongful life claims, with speakers from Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Latin America, the UK and Spain.

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Annual healthcare seminar programme - 27 April 2022

Kennedys' healthcare team hosted the fourth seminar of our annual 2022 programme, where we were joined by guest speaker Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh, consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at King's College Hospital and specialises in upper limb surgery.

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Annual healthcare seminar programme - 29 March 2022

Kennedys' healthcare team were delighted to hold the third seminar of our annual 2022 programme. In this webinar we were joined by Simon Hammond and Kamal Bedi, Director and Deputy Director of Claims Management, NHS Resolution.

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Healthtech, claims, data breach and cyber - 16 March 2022

We are at the cusp of an exciting age in healthcare with advances in digital healthcare technologies now starting to transform the way patients are treated and cared for across the globe.

Our interactive virtual conference travelled across the world to consider developments in digital healthcare technologies, the impact on claims and the role of data and cyber security, with speakers from Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Latin America, the UK and Spain.

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A view from the Royal College of Nursing on supporting and retaining staff in the health service - 22 February 2022

Kennedys' healthcare team hosted the second seminar of our annual 2022 programme, which was held both in-person and virtually.

Guest speaker - Dr Denise Chaffer, President of the Royal College of Nursing 

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Legal surgery - 23 November 2021

Consent

Our first legal surgery focused on the issue of consent to treatment covering:

  • Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015].
  • Judicial decisions on consent since Montgomery.
  • Regulatory bodies guidance.
  • Consent and emergency situations.
  • Practical tips when obtaining consent.

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COVID-19 public inquiry webinar - 18 November 2021

During this webinar attendees gained an insight into the workings of a public inquiry and how we foresee the COVID-19 inquiry unfolding including:

  • The purpose of the inquiry and what it will inquire into.
  • Who will lead it?
  • What are the inquiry’s powers in respect of taking witness evidence, obtaining documentation and material evidence.
  • How likely NHS Trusts are to be involved.
  • What planning should be undertaken now?
  • What will the hearings look like?
  • How long it will take.

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Annual healthcare webinar - 10 November 2021

The difference in assessing adults and children in neuropsychological claims.

Kennedys' UK based healthcare team are delighted to have hosted the eighth webinar of our annual 2021 programme with guest speakers Dr Marcus Rogers and Dr Jody Warner-Rogers.

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Annual global healthcare webinar programme - 3 November 2021

Healthcare legal issues in Europe

Speakers across our European offices discussed healthcare related issues in Ireland, France, Spain and Denmark.

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Annual healthcare webinar - 19 October 2021

NHS Resolution – it current objectives and future claims

Kennedys' UK based healthcare team are delighted to have hosted the eighth webinar of our annual 2021 programme with guest speaker, Helen Vernon, Chief Executive at NHS Resolution.

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Annual global healthcare webinar programme - 13 October 2021

Healthcare legal issues in Canada

Balraj Sihota, Associate at Kennedys' Canadian associate firm, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, discussed healthcare related issues in Canada.

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Virtual conference on future claims in primary care - 22 September 2021

We welcomed guest speakers:

  • Ellen Nicholson, Safety and Leaning Lead at NHS Resolution, who will be speaking across the nursing and allied health professional roles on the range of claims now facing general practice and areas for learning.
  • Dr Anwar Ali Khan, Senior Clinical Advisor (General Practice) for NHS Resolution, will be giving us an overview of the risks and pitfalls of virtual consultations now so common in general practice.
  • Camilla Long, Partner, Kennedys will join our guests speakers and will be focusing on the claims that arise from system errors and miscommunication as patients move along the care pathway between primary and secondary care.

This virtual conference was chaired by Christopher Malla, Head of Kennedys' Healthcare Division.

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Annual global healthcare webinar - 29 September 2021

Healthcare legal issues in Hong Kong and Thailand

Kennedys' partners and special counsel from Hong Kong and Thailand will discuss healthcare related issues in their respective jurisdictions.

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Annual healthcare webinar - 24 June 2021

NHS Resolution – improving safety, avoiding harm and reducing claims

Kennedys' UK based healthcare team are delighted to have hosted the sixth webinar of our annual 2021 programme with guest speaker, Dr Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at NHS Resolution.

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Healthtech in the future report launch - 13 May 2021

As we begin this new decade, we are at the cusp of an exciting age in healthcare. Digital advancements made over the last few years are now starting to transform the way patients are treated and cared for in the United Kingdom. 

We held an interactive virtual event to celebrate the launch of Kennedys' Healthtech in the future report which included discussion of key legal indemnities and liabilities for healthcare providers to consider. 

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Kennedys and The MPLC webinar - 6 May 2021

Kennedys' healthcare team and The Medical Professional Liability Company (MPLC) were delighted to hold a webinar on 6 May 2021.

Our speakers will discussed:

  • How to reduce the risk of cauda equina claims.
  • Vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care in the context of clinical claims involving independent practitioners.
  • Managing the risks of a rogue consultant post-Paterson. 

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Annual global healthcare webinar - 5 May 2021

Medical malpractice claims in Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia 

Kennedys' global healthcare team held the second webinar of our annual 2021 global healthcare webinar programme, our second jurisdiction in focus was Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia focusing on:

  • Summary of how the healthcare system operates and the impact on public and private healthcare providers as a result of COVID-19. 
  • An insight in to the structure of medical malpractice claims. 
  • Measures of damages and quantum in each jurisdiction. 

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Annual healthcare webinar programme - 25 March 2021

Care and occupational therapy claims, changes and pitfalls

Kennedys' healthcare team are delighted to have held the third webinar of our annual healthcare webinar programme for 2021 with guest speaker: Mandy Richmond, Care and occupational therapy expert.

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COVID-19 healthcare conference: a global perspective one year on - 11 March 2021

Kennedys' global healthcare team are pleased to have held our healthcare conference to explore the global impact of COVID-19 and the potential healthcare related claims we are likely to see as a consequence around the world.

We are delighted to have welcomed as our key note speaker, Dr Rosamund Lewis, Health sciences lead, Infodemic Management, COVID-19 pandemic response team from the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Annual global healthcare webinar programme: Israel - 10 February 2021

Kennedys' global healthcare team are delighted to have held the first webinar of our annual 2021 global healthcare webinar programme, our first jurisdiction in focus was Israel. 

Yaron Ben-Dan, Partner, Kennedys reviewed the Israeli healthcare structure and discuss the relationships between public and private healthcare providers and the current insurance providers in Israel. Yaron provided an overview of the judicial process, current trends and interesting rulings in the Israeli courts system and discuss the measures of damages and quantum.

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Catastrophic injury

L’indemnisation du préjudice corporel - séminaire virtuel - 3 juin 2021

Le séminaire virtuel organisé par Kennedys examinera la question de l’indemnisation du préjudice corporel sous un angle de droit comparé (France, Espagne, Belgique, Royaume-Uni, Etats-Unis, Amérique Latine), à la lumière de la jurisprudence et des développements récents sur ce thème. Il sera présenté par les spécialistes de ces problématiques au sein de notre cabinet.

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Employers' and public liability

Pre-litigation handling in the Celtic jurisdictions - 19 July 2022

In this webinar our speakers provided an insight in to the personal injury pre-litigation process and tactics across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They discussed:

  • Key aspects, and the impact of the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol.
  • Current personal injury landscape.
  • Tips for pre-litigation claims handling.

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Employers' liability and public liability webinar - 13 July 2022

During this webinar, Kennedys' partner Christopher Oldfield provided an insight to the evidence required and the challenges to defending claims by pedestrians against cyclists, including:

  • Growth in popularity of cycling as a leisure activity and form of transport since the pandemic.
  • Insurance: home and contents policies, club membership specialist schemes and those uninsured.
  • Duties of vulnerable road users to each other whilst sharing the same space.
  • The hierarchy of road users.
  • Standard of care and contributory negligence.
  • Factual and evidential issues.
  • An evidence gathering checklist.

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Damages Claims Portal mandatory for defendants from 2 June - 26 May 2022

During this interactive webinar our speakers looked at the practical implications of the DCP. They discussed:
• What is the DCP?
• Which claims does it apply to?
• What do you need to know before 2 June?
• Key takeaways and predictions for the future of the DCP.

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Employers' liability and public liability webinar - 4 May 2022

During this webinar, Kennedys' partner Tom Holbrook was joined by Dr Trevor Friedman, Consultant Psychiatrist to discuss:
• Recent studies and impact of COVID-19/health and safety executives.
• Employer's consideration.
• A psychiatrist's view.
• Stress claims.
• Lone working and harassment in the workplace.

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Employers' liability and public liability webinar - 6 April 2022

During this webinar, our expert speakers discussed the rise in pets during lockdown and liability under the Animals Act 1971 including:

• The Court of Appeal case of Ford v Seymour-Williams and what this means.
• Strict liability for non-dangerous animals.
• Direction of travel for Animal Act claims.

We were also joined by guest speaker Georgina Crawford from Ropewalk Chamber who was the instructed Counsel in the Ford v Seymour-Williams case.

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Employers' liability and public liability webinar - 3 February 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed the following:

Liability for violence and misbehaviour by employees and third parties:

  • An overview of the law including the latest cases.
  • Practicalities of managing these cases.

Security staff: assault, battery and false imprisonment:

  • The law and practical issues with defending claims.

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Employers' liability and public liability webinar - 2 December 2021

During the last webinar of our 2021 series our speakers took a look over the past 12 months, including case studies, and predictions for 2022.

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Occupiers liability claims by trespassers webinar - 24 November 2021

During this session our expert speakers discussed:

  • Latest relevant developments in the case law.
  • An example argument that claimants may run to try and re-define their status to a lawful visitor.
  • Existing case law and getting back to basics.

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Employers' liability and public liability - 9 November 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed the recent Supreme Court judgement in Ho v Adelekun and the rising costs of claims including:

  • Why have the value of claims risen?
  • Key inflationary factors and new breeds of claim.
  • Tempering deflationary factors; not much.
  • Why does corporate responsibility and reputation affect the value of claims.
  • Interlocutory costs orders.
  • Late acceptance of Part 36 deterrent.
  • Costs of detailed assessments.
  • Potential rule changes.
  • Practical tips for litigators.

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Employers' liability and public liability - 8 September 2021

This session will provided tips and tactics for handling multi-party construction disputes. Our speakers discussed:

  • Claims Handling Tactics
  • Coverage issues
  • Liability considerations for the various parties
  • Part 20 Claims
  • Contractual Indemnities

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Corporate red tape, litigation and enforcement webinar - 1 July 2021

Our speakers discussed:

    • Insurance across jurisdictions:
      • Regulatory authorisations, local requirements and the risks of non-admitted insurance.
      • Insuring multinational corporate groups.
      • Identity of the insured(s).
    • The impact of Brexit on civil jurisdiction:
      • Lugano Convention and the future of civil jurisdiction.
      • What laws and regulations will be applied.
      • The impact this will have on businesses and insurers.
      • How judgments can be secured and enforced internationally.

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Employers' liability and public liability - 29 June 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed:

  • Mental health and employee confidence upon the return to the workplace.
  • The pros and cons of in-house self-administered company testing such as lateral flow testing and the use of temperature checking as a means of vetting employees and visitors.
  • Potential liabilities in the workplace from COVID-19.
  • Fraudulent COVID-19 claims.

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Employers' liability and public liability - 20 May 2021

Our employers' liability and public liability webinar where our speakers discussed the leisure and entertainment industry reopening - update and current trends, case law roundup and the Protect Duty consultation.
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Evolve with Kennedys: Topical Tuesdays - 11 May 2021

We were delighted to hold the first webinar in our Topical Tuesdays series, part of Evolve with Kennedys, our programme of events and networking opportunities designed to support claims professionals in developing their careers. The focus of this webinar was the impact on current and future EL/PL and cyber claims as a result of COVID-19.

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EL/PL - mental health claims - 27 April 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and stress/ harassment claims.

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EL/PL - Accidents abroad - 25 March 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed overseas workers, the practicalities of investigating EL/PL accidents abroad and accidents related to travel.

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EL/PL webinar - 23 February 2021

COVID-19 - Global vaccinations

We are delighted to have held our employers' liability and public liability webinar, where we welcomed speakers from the US, Europe and India who discussed how the COVID-19 vaccine has been rolled out and managed within their jurisdictions.

Our global panel, chaired by Kennedys partner James Shrimpton, discussed:

  • The time line of the vaccine roll out and the different priority access levels within their countries.
  • EL/PL claims in their different jurisdictions.
  • Employer enforcement - can an employer enforce the vaccination on their staff and what the implications are of this.

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EL/PL webinar: COVID-19: the year of vaccination - 26 January 2021

We are delighted to have held our employers' liability and public liability webinar on Tuesday 26 January, where we welcomed speakers from across our product liability, healthcare and employment law teams who discussed the latest developments relating to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fraud

Data breach - a new claims farming opportunity? 3 August 2022

Our speakers provided an overview on data breach claims, looked at relevant case law and explored past and future appetite for claims farming in this market.

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Organised fraud - fraud through a different lens - 18 May 2022

In this webinar, our speakers provided an update on the changing face of organised fraud. They also provided an overview as to the use of similar fact evidence to bring the bigger picture to the court’s attention, provided an example of a Kennedys' public liability operation and our approach to organised fraud.

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Fundamental dishonesty - where are we now and where are we going next? - 31 March 2022

In this webinar, our speakers provided an update on recent and future developments in fundamental dishonesty in England, Wales and Scotland. They also provided an overview of what they are seeing in the Courts at the moment and considered how the law may evolve further.

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OIC claims and fraud - 21 October 2021

To kick start Autumn, Michael Bickerstaffe explored OIC claims and discussed:

  • Purpose of the reforms and impact on fraud. 
  • Potential areas of opportunity for fraud to thrive.
  • Our initial views on the data.

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Celtic webinar - focus on Scotland - 16 September 2021

This session focused on Scotland and the many changes to litigation within that jurisdiction. Experts from our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices provided a general Scottish legal round-up and will provide in-depth analysis of: 

  • QOCS in Scotland – the new regime, and its impact so far. Have we seen an increase in fraud?
  • Fatal damages – the most expensive difference between claims in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
  • PPOs – when will they be in force, and what will they look like?

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Fraud - QOCS -  15 July 2021

During this webinar our speakers focussed on QOCS in Scotland, the likely impact on fraud and key differences north and south of the border.

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Malingering - 15 June 2021

During this webinar our speakers focussed on malingering including:

  • Malingering -
    • What is it?
    • Possible reasons behind it.
    • Is it conscious or unconscious?
  • Unconscious exaggeration -
    • Key considerations in respect of unconscious exaggeration of a claimant’s claim.
    • What to look out for.
    • How to establish if it is unconscious exaggeration and ways to address it.
  • Conscious malingering -
    • Key considerations in respect of conscious fabrication or exaggeration of an injury by a claimant.
    • How to detect and defend conscious exaggeration.
      Fundamental dishonesty under S.57 Criminal Justice Courts Act 2015 and exceptions to qualified one-way costs shifting.

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Fraud - what can we learn from insurance history? - 28 April 2021

During this webinar we were joined by special guest Paul Miller, History Ambassador for the Insurance Museum, as we took a look at the history of insurance fraud and considered whether the problems of today are simply a reflection of the problems that insurance has been contending with forever.

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Prevention is better than cure: how to deter fraudulent claims webinar - 23 March 2021

As part of our monthly fraud webinar series, in which we have been following the stages of the fraud process from detection to deterrence, our speakers assessed the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of deterring fraudulent claims, including private prosecution and civil sanctions.

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Fraudulent claims - going to trial webinar - 24 February 2021

We are delighted to have held the second webinar of our continuing monthly fraud webinar series for 2021 in which we have been following the stages of the fraud process from detection to deterrence. 

In this webinar our speakers, Zoe Alexander, Senior Associate, Kennedys and Mark Roberts, Counsel, 7 Harrington Street Chambers, focused on how a trial can be used positively as part of your fraud strategies. This webinar included:

  • What happens in the lead up to a trial.
  • The trial itself - virtual and in-person.
  • How fraudsters run risk in the face of a trial.
  • How do fraudsters behave at trials?
  • What to do when the unexpected happens.

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Challenging fraudulent claims webinar: Fundamental dishonesty -  27 January 2021

We are delighted to have held the first webinar of our continuing monthly fraud webinar series for 2021 in which we have been following the stages of the fraud process from detection to deterrence. This month we will continued to explore topics relating to challenging fraudulent claims and we focussed on fundamental dishonesty with partner, Martin Stockdale and senior associate, Nicola Smith.

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Local authority and abuse

Local authority series - Electric vehicle charging infrastructure - 2 August 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers focused on electric vehicles. The session provided an insight into the practical implications of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure on local authorities, including:

  • The current position on local authorities formulating an EV policy.
  • The risks of charging cables on the highways.
  • Practical management of vehicle charging points.

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Local authority series - Tree claims - 7 June 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers focused on tree claims. They gave an overview and greater understanding of different types of claims involving trees including:
• Nuisance claims.
• Tree roots and subsidence claims.
• Liability for falling trees.

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Ireland: Personal injury claims reform - 19 May 2022

Our second webinar focused on the unprecedented changes to medical negligence and personal injury claims in Ireland, including the impact of the Judicial Guidelines and economic inflation on damages generally and horizon scanning reforms for personal injury litigation.

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Local authority series - Damages Claims Portal - 10 May 2022

We are delighted to have held the first local authority webinar of our 2022 series on Tuesday 10 May in conjunction with ALARM.

Delivering a more efficient, fast and accessible service are the key drivers behind the court’s introduction of the Damages Claims Portal (DCP) which forms part of HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s (HMCTS) goal to provide an integrated online digital service for resolving civil claims.

During this interactive webinar our experts looked at the practical implications of the DCP for the public sector, discussing:
• What is the DCP?
• Which claims does it apply to?
• What do local authorities need to know?
• Key takeaways for the public sector and predictions for the future of the DCP.

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Local authority: focus on occupational disease - 30 September 2021

During this webinar Kennedys’ occupational disease specialists provided a round-up of hot topics affecting local authorities including:

  • Long COVID
  • Diesel fumes
  • Working from home risks
  • Asbestos related claims

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Small but powerful changes for when everything feels too much - 23 June 2021

First presented at the ALARM virtual conference 2021.

We are delighted to have held a webinar with guest speaker Aisling Leonard-Curtin, a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Aisling brought to the webinar practical and tangible psychological skills in bite-size, easily digestible chunks to those who want to make small but powerful changes when everything feels too much.

During the webinar Aisling discussed:

  • How our mental health has been challenged in response to COVID-19.
  • What she has learned to be the key ingredients to psychological well-being.
  • How you can build resilience.
  • How to make some small changes that will make a big difference in your quality of life.

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Virtual mock trial - 23 June 2021

First presented at the ALARM virtual conference 2021.

We are delighted to have held a virtual mock trial in conjunction with Parklane Plowden Chambers.

At “trial” the claimant alleged she sustained an injury whilst walking her dog on playing fields, when she placed her foot into a small hole in the grass. The trial is not scripted and is based on scenarios that often arise in claims. There will be arguments around whether the Council had a duty under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and if so, whether the reactive system of inspection was adequate.

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Local authority whiplash reforms webinar  - 23 March 2021

What do the new rules mean for local authorities?

We are delighted to have held our local authority whiplash reforms webinar on Tuesday 23 March. New rules that provide the framework underpinning the whiplash reforms and use of the new online portal have been published, our motor specialists discussed what this will mean for local authorities.

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Local authority webinar - 25 February 2021

Ransomware: response and personal data considerations

We are delighted to have held our first local authority webinar of 2021 on Thursday 25 February. In the past 12 months, the cyber landscape has been dominated by ransomware and a number of local authorities have unfortunately fallen victim to these sophisticated attacks.

Our experts will simulate the response to a ransomware attack, using their unique experience in dealing with dozens of high profile attacks. They will explore the immediate steps that need to be taken, look at the practicalities of managing an incident, and consider the exposures resulting from the associated risks to personal data.

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Motor liability

Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 20 July 2022

OIC – what does 12-months of data show us?

We hosted the twelfth webinar in our bi-weekly series for 2022 where the focus once again turned to OIC.

Our Kennedys IQ team have analysed the data for the first full 12 months of claims data from June 2021 to June 2022. There are numerous and significant trends to highlight.

Mike Gilpin, Commercial Director, Kennedys IQ and Chris Stubbs, Product Manager, Kennedys IQ shared the high level data we have available and Ian Davies, Partner, Kennedys added commentary and context to what the data shows.

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Pre-litigation handling in the Celtic jurisdictions - 19 July 2022

In this webinar our speakers provided an insight in to the personal injury pre-litigation process and tactics across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They discussed:

  • Key aspects, and the impact of the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol.
  • Current personal injury landscape.
  • Tips for pre-litigation claims handling.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 22 June 2022

During this webinar we discussed the two reported cases on tariff plus damages in the OIC - Mason v Pickering and Kaur v Kamal including:

• What can we learn from the decisions?
• Are they of any practical assistance?

We also touched on the Small Claims Pilot Scheme where cases can be determined without a hearing and discuss whether there is a benefit to claimant or defendant.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 8 June 2022

During this webinar we discussed:

Damages Claims Portal (DCP):
• Recent changes to the DCP.
• Updated practice direction.
• ‘Go-live’ date postponed for defendant legal representatives, what does this mean?

Increasingly prevalent coverage issues:
• Direct versus Driver on Cover (DOC) insurers.
• More motor versus employer liability cases.
• Practical approaches to take with both.

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Damages Claims Portal mandatory for defendants from 2 June - 26 May 2022

During this interactive webinar our speakers will be looking at the practical implications of the DCP. They will discuss:
• What is the DCP?
• Which claims does it apply to?
• What do you need to know before 2 June?
• Key takeaways and predictions for the future of the DCP.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 11 May 2022

Following suggestions from our previous session, we covered the subject of claims inflation. We drew on experts from our volume motor space, high value motor claims, costs and the Celtic jurisdictions, who considered various aspects of claims inflation and suggested areas of potential mitigation.

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Research on driver distraction: applying theory to practice - 5 May 2022

Dr Gemma Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Open University and expert in driver distraction, joined Kennedys' Senior Associate Russell Hall to discuss how driver distraction from phone use plays out in real life scenarios, how theory relates to practice and how phone use affects the outcome of cases both in terms of sentence and charges brought against distracted drivers.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 27 April 2022

During this webinar, our expert speakers gave their insights on the most recent publication of official data from the OIC, with a focus on the following areas:
• Are claims volumes what we would expect them to be?
• Claims lifecycle – why so slow?
• Injury types beyond whiplash.
• Early analysis of settlement data.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 13 April 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers focused on the Judicial College Guidelines new 16th edition, discussing:

• The main points of change to the guidelines.
• Practical ramifications - offers and judicial approach.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 30 March 2022

During this webinar we discussed three hot topics:

  • Tactical and practical tips for MoJ Stage 2 and Stage 3 - we answered the questions and tactical points raised following our successful Stage 3 mock trial such as drafting in Stage 2 packs, current judicial attitudes, intervention letters on rehabilitation and enclosing documents.
  • The release of part two of the whiplash consultation.
  • Practice direction relating to the Damages Claims Pilot.

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What role does the law play in managing distracted driving? - 24 March 2022

In this webinar, Dr Gemma Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Open University and expert in driver distraction joined Kennedys' Partner Naomi North and Senior Associate Russell Hall to discuss the limitations of current law, whether the law goes far enough to deter drivers from using mobile phones when driving and whether the forthcoming changes to the law will likely make a difference.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 16 March 2022

During this webinar we welcomed Barristers from Kings Chambers who guided us through an MOJ mock trial using working examples. 

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 2 March 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers gave a case summary on the recent judgment in Greyson v Fuller, relating to disclosure of medical reports within the MOJ Portal, and also discussed its implications on MOJ claims.

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Mobile telephones: distraction and drivers  - 24 February 2022

During this webinar attendees gained an understanding of latest research into the effects of driver distraction from mobile telephones and how these issues play out in serious collision cases.
Dr Gemma Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Open University and expert in driver distraction joined Kennedys' Partner Naomi North and Senior Associate Russell Hall to discuss motivations, behaviours and outcomes, and covered the basics of research findings on phone use by drivers.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 16 February 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed:

Low velocity impact claims -

  • A fraud perspective.
  • Cases specific to LVI.
  • LVI claims in the OIC - our predictions.

The Law Commissions’ joint report on the safe introduction of self-driving vehicles -

  • Initial thoughts on the report.
  • The difference between ‘driver assisted’ and ‘self-driving’ vehicles.
  • Minimum safety standards.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - The Highway Code Changes - 2 February 2022

During this webinar our expert speakers explored the changes that are being made to The Highway Code from Saturday 29 January. They discussed how these changes are likely to effect the motor industry and what claims trends they may expect to see emerge.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 19 January 2022

As more claims move through the OIC process new data is emerging on lifecycle times and nature of injuries.

During this webinar, Karim Derrick, Product and Innovation Director and Mike Gilpin, Commercial Director  at Kennedys IQ  joined Ian Davies to discuss some of the insights that the Kennedys IQ team are able to extract using the advanced analysis and artificial intelligence tools available within the IQ Platform.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 15 December 2021

During this webinar our panellists reviewed the motor industry in 2021 and looked ahead to 2022 and discussed some headline cases from the year and a range of topics including:

  • Higher value cases.
  • The changing nature of motor risks and motor insurance.
  • The continued impact of COVID-19 including Court delays and remote hearings.
  • OIC and MOJ.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 1 December 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed the recent Court of Appeal decision in Campbell v Advantage including:

  • Facts of the case.
  • The judgement (with review of case law).
  • Learning points for handling cases involving passengers accepting lifts with drunk drivers.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 24 November 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed:

  • Coverage issues – a changing approach?
  • The law and background.
  • Excluded use arguments in particular.
  • Practical considerations and approach.
  • Case examples.

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Motor prosecution webinar - 16 November 2021

The webinar aimed to highlight some of the recent trends in investigations and prosecutions and the knock on effect for any subsequent civil claim.

During this webinar our expert speakers explored a range of topics that could affect insurers, brokers and fleets.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 10 November 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed costs and Part 36 offers including:

  • Content and format of Part 36 offers.
  • Relevant timescales.
  • Implications within the MOJ.
  • Practical handling considerations.
  • Supreme Court Adelekun judgement.
  • Interlocutory costs orders.
  • Late acceptance of Part 36 deterrent.
  • Costs of detailed assessments.
  • Potential rule changes.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 27 October 2021

During this webinar we offered thoughts and observations on the official OIC portal data released on the 21 October and provided some more detailed analysis from our own data.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 13 October 2021

During this webinar we focussed on inquests, what they are and how they have changed in recent years. We also took a closer look at the value in insurers/handlers playing a more active role in inquests and offering representation to their drivers who have been involved in fatal collisions.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 29 September 2021

As the team received numerous questions on the OIC data throughout Motor Webinar Wednesdays, our speakers discussed:

  • Who are the claims coming from?
  • What do the LiP rates tell us?
  • Exceptional severity – a bigger problem than we first thought?
  • Other injuries – how common is the pure "whiplash" claim?

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 15 September 2021

During our first webinar after the summer break we explored the very recently announced result of the fixed recoverable costs consultation and what that means for the new “intermediate track” of claims between £25,000 - £100,000. 

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 14 July 2021

During this webinar we looked back on what has happened in the motor industry in the last six months. We opened the session with an overview of the early trends we are seeing in the OIC and how it is likely to play out in the future. We also looked at what the second half of 2021 may bring as lockdown restrictions are lifted and the impact this may have.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 23 June 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers discussed:

  • Excluded use arguments on motor policies.
  • A market overview now OIC claims are starting to come through.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 2 June 
OIC - hot topics and burning questions

As a preview to the launch of our anticipated Official Injury Claim: A Practitioner’s Guide we ran an interactive panel session where our experts and authors covered the frequently asked questions we have been receiving from our clients and also went over any hot topics which we have featured in our new guide.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 26 May 2021

During this session our expert speakers discussed the new OIC costs and the likely approach to the new OIC small claims hearings.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 19 May 2021

As the countdown to the 31 May continues our expert speakers focused on the two recent releases of key information: the long awaited Guide for Litigants in Person and draft directions.

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Whiplash reforms - Impact on Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland claims - 12 May 2021

During this webinar experts from our Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh offices discussed the whiplash reforms in England and Wales, and looked at similar claims in their jurisdictions and what impact further reforms may have.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 21 April 2021

The seventh webinar in our bi-weekly series where guest speaker Matthew Maxwell Scott, Executive Director, Association of Consumer Support Organisations, along with Ian Davies, discussed the whiplash reforms from a claimant, rehabilitation and credit hire market perspective and what behaviours they are expecting to see from claimant firms in the future.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 31 March 2021

During our sixth Motor Webinar Wednesday we held a credit hire mock trial with guests speakers from Parklane Plowden Chambers. We demonstrate a working example of what happens in these types of hearings.

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Local authority whiplash reforms webinar  - 23 March 2021

What do the new rules mean for local authorities?

We are delighted to have held our local authority whiplash reforms webinar on Tuesday 23 March. New rules that provide the framework underpinning the whiplash reforms and use of the new online portal have been published, our motor specialists discussed what this will mean for local authorities. 

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 17 March 2021

Following on from the 5 March Motor Webinar Special where our panellists discussed the whiplash reforms, our panel are back to answer the questions submitted during the webinar and also cover the wealth of additional questions we have received since.

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Motor Webinar Special - 5 March 2021

Whiplash reforms

Our Motor Webinar Special focused on the whiplash reforms update with our panel of Kennedys' experts considering the implications of these new rules and discussing the potential impact on the motor industry.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 3 March 2021

Small claims mock trial

We are delighted to have held the fourth webinar of our bi-weekly series.

Continuing on from the success of our previous MOJ Stage 3 mock trial we welcomed Barristers from St Johns Chambers who guided us through a working example of what happens during small claims hearings. 

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 17 February 2021

We are delighted to have held the third webinar in our biweekly series for 2021. Following the success of our MOJ Stage 3 mock trial, during this webinar we returned to the issues raised and the numerous questions we received. We also welcomed back Simon Young from Kings Chambers who gave his expert input on some of the queries raised.

During this session the questions we covered were not reliant on having witnessed the mock hearing. The focus was on tactical questions and common arguments such as:

  • Can I attach documents and what if they don’t appear on the CPP?
  • PSLA awards:
    • How do we support arguments in Stage 2?
    • JCG and reported cases – do they have much influence?
    • Multi-site injuries - what uplift does the court apply?
    • Travel anxiety – too minor to be considered?
  • Intervention and Copley letters on physio and rehab:
    • Why do our offers fail so often?
    • Do courts approach these in a consistent manner?
  • Miscellaneous expenses – how can these best be defeated?
  • Do the judges honestly not open the sealed offer letters?

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 3 February 2021

MOJ stage 3 mock-trial

We are delighted to have held the second webinar in our biweekly series for 2021. 

During this webinar we ran a virtual MOJ stage 3 mock-trial with guests speakers from Kings Chambers. We gave an experience of the submissions made by counsel for either party and judgement, which demonstrated a working example of what happens in these types of hearings.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 20 January 2021

We are delighted to have held the first webinar in our bi weekly series for 2021. During this webinar our expert speakers covered the current hot topics affecting the motor industry including:

  • Brexit
  • ADRs
  • Whiplash reforms

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Occupational disease

Celtic occupational disease - 8 March 2022

In this session we focused on occupational disease issues across the Celtic nations, including:

  • An overview of the Personal Injury Guidelines 2021 – the good, the bad and possible challenges.
  • A review of recent Scottish time bar decisions in asbestos litigation.
  • An overview of the anticipated Compulsory Pre Action Protocol for Disease and Illness claims in Scotland.
  • Current trends in the handling of noise-induced hearing loss in Northern Ireland.

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Local authority: focus on occupational disease - 30 September 2021

During this webinar Kennedys’ occupational disease specialists provided a round-up of hot topics affecting local authories including:

  • Long COVID
  • Diesel fumes
  • Working from home risks
  • Asbestos related claims

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Occupational disease - 13 July 2021

Our speakers discussed the High Court asbestos list: what points are being litigated and what judgments you are not seeing and health factors for longer working hours.

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UK and US future of occupational disease claims - 4 March 2021

We are delighted to have held our webinar on Thursday 4 March 2021 where drew upon the knowledge of our UK and US occupational disease specialists to consider future risks for claims professionals.

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Travel and tourism

Damages Claims Portal mandatory for defendants from 2 June - 26 May 2022

During this interactive webinar our speakers will be looking at the practical implications of the DCP. They will discuss:
• What is the DCP?
• Which claims does it apply to?
• What do you need to know before 2 June?
• Key takeaways and predictions for the future of the DCP.

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Tour operator liability following the X v Kuoni Travel Ltd decision from the Supreme Court - 6th October 2021 - 6 October 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed:

  • The facts of the case.
  • CJEU findings.
  • Issues before the Supreme Court.
  • Findings of the Supreme Court.
  • Practical advice for tour operators.
  • Suggested considerations for tour operators and their insurers.

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COVID-19 - considerations for tour operators and those in the travel industry - 21 July 2021

During this webinar our speakers discussed: 

  • Mental health and employee confidence as they return to office working.
  • Possible employee concerns and how to address them.
  • Potential employee claims and issues.
  • Lateral flow testing employees pros and cons.
  • Employers potential liability for employees and COVID-19.
  • Fraud and COVID-19 claims.

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Safeguarding in the travel and tourism industry - 20 April 2021

Our webinar discussed safeguarding in the travel and tourism industry and what tour operators need to consider.

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Health and safety

Regulatory springwatch - 1 April 2021

Our webinar reviewed the key regulatory developments of 2020 and how they are impacting, and could impact, 2021.

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Businesses on the spot: COVID-19 inspections - 9 March 2021

Our speakers discussed HSE/local authority on the spot inspections to check whether the business has adequate COVID-secure measures in place. Aimed at claims managers, loss adjusters, health and safety managers and consultants, our speakers included what it means to be COVID-secure, how to prepare for the inspections and potential enforcement action.

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Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles webinar: A future with no one behind the wheel? - 18 November 2020

We are delighted to invite you to a webinar we are hosting next week in association with Perrin Conferences, where we will explore the future of autonomous vehicles and the potential impact on business.

Topics for discussion include:

  • The road to automation: what is the vision?
  • Who is winning the race to autonomous vehicles, why and how?
  • Obstacles to the technology: what do consumers really think?
  • Insurance coverage: the changing face of risk and insurance models.
  • Challenges ahead: litigation, data and morality.

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Brexit

Corporate red tape, litigation and enforcement webinar - 1 July 2021

Our speakers discussed:

    • Insurance across jurisdictions:
      • Regulatory authorisations, local requirements and the risks of non-admitted insurance.
      • Insuring multinational corporate groups.
      • Identity of the insured(s).
    • The impact of Brexit on civil jurisdiction:
      • Lugano Convention and the future of civil jurisdiction.
      • What laws and regulations will be applied.
      • The impact this will have on businesses and insurers.
      • How judgments can be secured and enforced internationally.

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Brexit impacts for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - 6 May 2021

Our webinar looked into the impacts of Brexit across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bite-size business briefing - The court system post COVID-19 and how technology is driving change - 3 June 2021

The third in our series of bite-size business briefings covered how the court system has changed post COVID-19 and how technology is driving change.

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The future of risk: is COVID-19 a game-changer? - 24 May 2021

We were delighted to have held two panel discussions on Monday 24 May 2021, where we considered how COVID-19 has changed the risk profile faced by business.

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Businesses on the spot: COVID-19 inspections - 9 March 2021

Our speakers discussed HSE/local authority on the spot inspections to check whether the business has adequate COVID-secure measures in place. Aimed at claims managers, loss adjusters, health and safety managers and consultants, our speakers included what it means to be COVID-secure, how to prepare for the inspections and potential enforcement action.

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COVID-19 healthcare conference: a global perspective one year on - 11 March 2021

Kennedys' global healthcare team are pleased to have held our healthcare conference to explore the global impact of COVID-19 and the potential healthcare related claims we are likely to see as a consequence around the world.

We are delighted to have welcomed as our key note speaker, Dr Rosamund Lewis, Health sciences lead, Infodemic Management, COVID-19 pandemic response team from the World Health Organization (WHO) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Pertes d'exploitation consécutives au Covid-19 et garantie d'assurance - 16 March 2021

Le séminaire virtuel organisé par Kennedys le 16 Mars 2021 a examiné les questions posées, dans le cadre de Covid-19, en relation avec les polices d'assurance «interruption d'activité», à la lumière de la jurisprudence et des dernières avancées en la matière en France, Espagne, Belgique et United Royaume. 

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The webinar examined the questions asked, in the context of Covid-19, in relation to business interruption insurance policies, in the light of case law and the latest advances in this area in France, Spain, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

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EL/PL webinar - 23 February 2021

COVID-19 - Global vaccinations

We are delighted to have held our employers' liability and public liability webinar, where we welcomed speakers from the US, Europe and India who discussed how the COVID-19 vaccine has been rolled out and managed within their jurisdictions.

Our global panel, chaired by Kennedys partner James Shrimpton, discussed:

  • The time line of the vaccine roll out and the different priority access levels within their countries.
  • EL/PL claims in their different jurisdictions.
  • Employer enforcement - can an employer enforce the vaccination on their staff and what the implications are of this.

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Vaccine development: proteins, protections and pandemics - 26 January 2021

We are delighted to have held an insightful discussion on vaccine development against the backdrop of a pandemic, and an update on the introduction and risks of human challenge trials.

This webinar was aimed at insurance claims handlers, underwriters, start-ups, medical device, med-tech and pharmaceutical companies and in-house counsel, academics and disrupters in the industry. 

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Reforming civil litigation

Proposed reform of County Court civil jurisdiction in Northern Ireland webinar - 12 February 2021

What insurers need to know

The Justice Minister for Northern Ireland launched a public consultation on increasing the general civil jurisdiction of the country courts in Northern Ireland. 

Our expert speakers discussed the impact of the consultation in light of the current civil justice landscape, how the outcome could significantly impact the way claims in Northern Ireland are litigated and how insurers can start to prepare for the outcome.

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Women in business

Using your journey to #breakthebias webinar recording - 8 March 2022

In celebration of International Women's Day, Kennedys’ Asia Pacific offices co-hosted a virtual panel discussion with senior and inspiring leaders from Kennedys and leading insurers in the region. Our panellists shared their personal journeys and how they navigated conscious and unconscious bias at different stages of their careers. As part of the conversation, our panellists offered their advice and recommend strategies for the next generation so that together we can all #BreaktheBias at work and in our wider communities. Our panel was moderated by women’s advocate and coach, Louise Corbett of Exceptional Existence.

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Level up: Intentionality in seeing beyond bias - 8 March 2022

As part of our global women in business series, and to celebrate International Women's Day, we are delighted to have hosted a webinar with guest speaker Darleen Santore, known to many as "Coach Dar".

As a mental and conditioning coach, Coach Dar blends a knowledge of science, psychology and achievement with her personal passion for life in order to help individuals, corporate executives and professional athletes & teams aim higher and achieve more. She is a trailblazer for Phoenix women and was awarded the Most Inspiring Woman from WNBA.

In this talk, Coach Dar taught us how to lean into listening more, lead intentionally and level up with a shift in perspective about bias.

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Why including women is the missing key to innovation - 9 March 2022

As part of our global women in business series, and to celebrate International Women's day, we are delighted to have hosted a hybrid seminar with guest speaker Katrine Marçal.

In this talk, Katrine guided us through fascinating examples of how innovators have failed to take women's experiences into account, analysing what they can tell us about gender and innovation today. She examined current realms where our ideas about gender are holding innovation back in similar ways making the argument that the future will be shaped by companies that dare to think differently about gender.

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Women in business webinar - Denmark - 8 March 2021

As part of our women in business series and to celebrate International Women's day we are delighted to have hosted this webinar with Medea Plesner Petersen, Senior associate in the Danish office, who asked the question: "Are we allowed for diversity", and Jeanette Varberg, Archeologist, writer and Director of the Danish National Museum, who made us all smarter on how people have lived together in the past and how we can take this knowledge with us in to the future.

The webinar is in Danish. 

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