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

Modern methods of construction - European review webinar - 3 November 2020

In this webinar, speakers from across our European network, including France, Germany, Ireland, Spain and the UK, covered insurance issues relating to modern methods of construction, including adoption of such methods, issues of off-site fabrication of structural elements and their incorporation in the works and policy response. 
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Cyber risks

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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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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Financial institutions

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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All change - developments in accountancy, audit and insolvency webinar - 19 November 2020

We are delighted to have hosted a webinar aimed at claims handlers and underwriters within insurers and also brokers and risk managers in accountancy firms.

In this webinar our speakers covered accountant's furlough related claims, recent cases and developments, pandemic insolvency - issues, challenges and changes and changes affecting auditors.
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Securities class actions in North America webinar - 12 November 2020

We are delighted to have held our financial lines webinar, with guest speaker Eric Dolden - Dolden Wallace Folick LLP,  where we focused on securities class actions in the US and Canada. 

Our speakers explored the following topics:

US perspective

  • US election: game changer or status quo?
  • Claims from current economic turbulence, including exposure from wave of IPO listings and bankruptcies
  • Unsponsored ADRs, foreign issuers and related developments in US courts

Canadian perspective 

  • Legislative changes for class certification. Is the bar too low?
  • Keep it in Canada or punt the securities class action to the US? The difficult questions Canadian domiciled companies face. 

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Claims against SIPP providers and SIPP trustees - 1 June 2020

This webinar provides an introduction to the basics of claims against self-invested personal pension (SIPP) providers and trustees and the approach taken by the Ombudsman and the Courts, including the long-awaited decision in the landmark case Adams v Carey Pensions. 
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Marine

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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Civil unrest and ramifications for the cargo market - 1 October 2020

Kennedys and the ICIC's webinar aimed at underwriters, brokers and claims adjusters, covered how civil unrest affects the cargo market.
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COVID-19, recession and abandoned cargo - the impact on cargo and liability insurance - 9 July 2020

In this webinar we considered the impact of these abandoned containers on the insurance industry in terms of both cargo insurance and freight liability insurance. We also considered the losses arising from such claims and the extent to which these might be covered under such policies.
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Product liability, recall and mass tort

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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Product liability: where are we and where next? - 8 October 2020

Aimed at manufacturers, brokers, underwriters and claims managers, our speakers discussed the current case law and provided an insight on future trends, including:

  • Three years on: assessing the impact of Gee v DePuy on claims under the Product Liability Directive.
  • Developments in collective redress: surveying the battleground in UK claims, and EU directive on representative actions - opening the floodgates?
  • New technology, related claims and emerging risks.

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Professional liability

Construction professional indemnity webinar - 2 July 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers will be discussing:

  • 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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Solicitors professional liability webinar - 2 November 2020

We are delighted to have held a webinar hosted alongside leading professional indemnity insurance brokers Griffiths & Armour which focused on the professional indemnity market for solicitors, causes of claims, how to successfully recover fees and a new claims trend concerning SDLT multiple dwelling relief.
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Miscellaneous professionals webinar - part two - 22 October 2020

In this webinar our speakers discussed upcoming trends and predictions for claims against real estate professions, testing, inspection and certification firms, telecommunication specialists and insurers working in the facilities management field. 
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Miscellaneous professionals - 9 September 2020

Our miscellaneous professionals webinar covered upcoming trends and predictions for claims against miscellaneous professions within tech and media firms, data analysts, loss adjusters and claims handlers. 
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Arbitration

The future of dispute resolution webinar series: an alternative perspective - 16 December 2020

Part two - will COVID-19 act as an accelerator to online courts?

During part two, Richard West, chaired an interactive panel discussion with Ian Davies, Peter Demick, Karim Derrick, John Gilfillan and Deborah Newberry, who explored:

  • The areas of the litigation process which COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on to reveal areas of inefficiency.
  • The biggest challenges to the delivery of justice - is it fit for the digital vision of resolving disputes in online courts? 
  •  The shifting nature of consumer expectation.
  • The role of legal technology in moving us away from the conventional court system: court is a service and not a place. 

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The future of dispute resolution webinar series: an alternative perspective - 24 November 2020

Part one - a UK and US perspective on the future of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution 

Part one of our series provided a UK and US perspective on the future of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution where:

  • Michael Hogg discussed the pros and cons to insurers of virtual arbitrations and mediation.
  • Katherine Proctor explored the future of international arbitration and whether COVID-19 will revolutionise it. 
  • Pamela Schultz and Jonathan Thames provided a US perspective on the future of dispute resolution including the state and federal court's approach, the COVID-19 impact and the pros and cons of virtual depositions.
  • Joanna Manthorpe chaired interactive discussion with our speakers and welcome the opportunity for questions. 

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Kennedys and LexisNexis UAE arbitration webinar - 20 October 2020

The UAE legal landscape has witnessed a long promised change following the enactment of the UAE Arbitration Law (Federal Law No.6/2018). However, two years since the promulgation of the Law, a question remains whether the UAE’s first stand-alone law on arbitration has brought any significant impact on the growth of arbitration and the supervisory role of the UAE Courts.

During this webinar, in association with LexisNexis, we put the matter to the test, providing a comparative analysis of the recent onshore and offshore UAE Court decisions, covering issues of capacity, jurisdiction, arbitrability, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.
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Commercial disputes

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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The future of dispute resolution webinar series: an alternative perspective - 16 December 2020

Part two - will COVID-19 act as an accelerator to online courts?

During part two, Richard West, chaired an interactive panel discussion with Ian Davies, Peter Demick, Karim Derrick, John Gilfillan and Deborah Newberry, who explored:

  • The areas of the litigation process which COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on to reveal areas of inefficiency.
  • The biggest challenges to the delivery of justice - is it fit for the digital vision of resolving disputes in online courts? 
  •  The shifting nature of consumer expectation.
  • The role of legal technology in moving us away from the conventional court system: court is a service and not a place. 

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The future of dispute resolution webinar series: an alternative perspective - 24 November 2020

Part one - a UK and US perspective on the future of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution 

Part one of our series provided a UK and US perspective on the future of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution where:

  • Michael Hogg discussed the pros and cons to insurers of virtual arbitrations and mediation.
  • Katherine Proctor explored the future of international arbitration and whether COVID-19 will revolutionise it. 
  • Pamela Schultz and Jonathan Thames provided a US perspective on the future of dispute resolution including the state and federal court's approach, the COVID-19 impact and the pros and cons of virtual depositions.
  • Joanna Manthorpe chaired an interactive discussion with our speakers and welcome the opportunity for questions. 

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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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Lunchtime bite-size construction update - 27 November 2020

Our lunchtime bite-size construction update, aimed at those in the construction industry, provided an overview of the most recent case law and industry news within the world of commercial construction law. This update is designed to get you up to speed on the latest legal issues.
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COVID-19: application for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts - 28 July 2020

We held our webinar aimed at construction and hire purchase firms, along with SMEs and non-residential landlords and tenants, who wish to gain further insight into the criteria related to applying for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session covered:

  • What relief can be obtained under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • Who is covered under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • How to obtain relief under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and the COVID-19 (Application for Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations.
  • An overview of the assessment process.
  • How to respond to a notification for relief.

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Introduction to construction law - 17 July 2020

This webinar is designed as a helpful introduction for anyone new to construction law, but will also be a handy refresher on basic principles for those more experienced.

During this recording we covered:

  • Parties, procurement and phases of a project
  • Types of construction contract
  • Standard form contracts
  • The Construction Act
  • Key contract clauses
  • Disputes

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Commercial construction webinar - 9 June 2020

During our commercial construction webinar we provided an overview of the most recent case law, imminent law changes and industry news within the world of commercial construction law. 
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Employment

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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Employment law update for healthcare webinar - 4 December 2020

We are delighted to have held our our employment law update for HR and OD professionals working in the healthcare industry.
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Employment breakfast webinar - 3 December 2020

We are delighted to have held our employment law breakfast webinar, aimed at human resources teams and those managing workplace issues.  

During this webinar our speakers discussed what is happening in the world of employment law including recent cases for employers to note, COVID-19 in the workplace and support for employers and what Brexit might mean for employers.
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GDPR for HR: how long should I keep staff records? - 2 October 2020

In this session, we reviewed what HR is required to do to ensure GDPR compliance in relation to staff records. We also considered the rights of 'data subjects' (i.e. individuals) under the GDPR and how these rights may be enforced. 
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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

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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Employment

Practitioner Performance Management – how could COVID-19 affect this? - 5 June 2020

Kennedys is delighted to have partnered with NHS Resolution’s Practitioner Performance Advice Service to deliver a practical and solutions focused session looking at the performance management of doctors.
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Medical malpractice and healthcare

Annual global healthcare webinar - 24 June 2021

NHS Resolution – improving safety, avoiding harm and reducing claims

Kennedys' UK based healthcare team are delighted to ave 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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Capacity and consent - when to go to the Court of Protection - 23 September 2020

As part of our annual healthcare seminar programme Katie Gollop QC, from Serjeants Inn, spoke about capacity and consent and when to go to the Court of Protection.
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HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 
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Catastrophic injury

Catastrophic injury virtual conference - 17 June 2021

During this webinar our expert speakers explored a range of market issues including:

  • Functional Neurological Disorder.
  • How to control third party costs.
  • Care calculator claims pilot.
  • Defence strategies for complex loss of income claims.

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

The webinar examine the issue of compensation for bodily injury from a comparative law angle (France, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, United States, Latin America), in the light of case law and developments recent on this topic. It is presented by specialists in these issues within our firm.

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Catastrophic injury webinar- 21 January 2021

We are delighted to have held our catastrophic injury webinar, aimed at senior claims handlers and claims managers.

Our expert speakers gave an in-depth view on the key issues of 2020 and their implications for 2021 including:

  • COVID-19
  • Ogden 8
  • The decision in Swift v Carpenter
  • Round up of key decisions in 2020

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Ogden 8: an occasion for optimism? - 16 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed the main changes of the new Ogden Tables (published in August) but also the new battlegrounds and examined tactical opportunities for claimants and defendants.
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Employers' and public liability

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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Scandinavian EL/PL webinar - COVID-19 - 23 November 2020

We are delighted to have held our employers' liability and public liability webinar, where we welcomed guest speaker Dr Thushan de Silva who discussed the latest epidemiological evidence relating to COVID-19. 
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EL/PL webinar - COVID-19 - 5 November 2020

We are delighted to have held our employers' liability and public liability webinar, where we welcomed guest speaker Dr Thushan de Silva who discussed the latest epidemiological evidence relating to COVID-19. 
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EL/PL construction webinar - 12 October 2020

During this webinar our speakers discussed the following topics:

  • The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) and recent case law 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry and potential claims arising from the pandemic 
  • Regulatory developments in construction 

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COVID-19 and the leisure and hospitality industry - 30 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where we covered the following:

  • The potential for claims arising in the leisure and hospitality industry.
  • Duty of care owed to visitors and employees – specific industry challenges.
  • Practical considerations when implementing Government advice and the anticipation of specific risks/ development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement.

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COVID-19 and claims trends in employers and public liability - 23 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where covered COVID-19 and claims trends - How furlough impacts investigations, the developing employment landscape and potential for claims:

  • What will the workforce look like going forward? The operation and winding up of the furlough scheme.
  • The current and anticipated impact on claims.
  • Can furloughed staff assist with a claims investigation?

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Employers duty of care during a pandemic: the return to work and the “new normal” - 16 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where covered the following:

  • Revisiting duty of care against the backdrop of Government advice and HSE warnings.
  • Health surveillance and its role in ensuring a reasonably safe environment.
  • The use of tech to help employers discharge their duty.

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Fraud

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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Challenging fraudulent claims webinar - 17 December 2020

We are delighted to have held the next webinar in our fraud webinar series where we are exploring the fraud life cycle in insurance claims. In this webinar our speakers focused on the challenge of fraudulent claims.
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Fraud across the Celtic nations - 24 November 2020

This was a cross-jurisdictional webinar with the aim of giving an insight in to fraudulent claims in the jurisdictions of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Lawyers from our Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin offices discussed recent developments concerning fraudulent claims and what insurers can do to help combat these types of claims. We also considered the likely impact of COVID-19 on the landscape of fraudulent claims.
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Fraudulent claims webinar - 13 October 2020

In this webinar, where we explored the fraud life cycle in insurance claims, Senior Associates Nicola Smith and Zoe Alexander discussed:

  • Identifying high risk cases.
  • Challenging credibility.
  • Alternative methods of securing evidence.
  • Importance of corroboration.
  • Challenging the claimant.

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Field investigations in fraudulent claims - 25 August 2020

During the latest in our fraud webinar series we explored the fraud life cycle in insurance claims with the opportunities and pitfalls of field investigations.
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Fraud, technology and investigations webinar - 23 July 2020

The latest webinar in our fraud series looked at technology and investigations.
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COVID-19 and the impact on fraudulent claims - 22 June 2020

Here our specialists started to look at the fraud pipeline from detection through to deterrence. 
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Local authority

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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Motor liability

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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Motor Webinar Wednesdays Christmas special - 7 December 2020

We are delighted to have held the final webinar in our Motor Webinar Wednesdays series where our panel of experts looked ahead and discussed some of the major factors that will impact the motor claims in 2021.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays- 18 November 2020

We are pleased to have held the twenty fourth webinar in our motor webinar series. During this webinar we had a practical discussion regarding default judgments and the addition and substitution of defendants.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 4 November 2020

We are pleased to have held the twenty third webinar in our motor webinar series. Based on previous attendee feedback we extended this session, making it more interactive focused in more detail on coverage issues between motor insurers and then EL or PL insurers
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 21 October 2020

We are pleased to have held the twenty second webinar in our Motor Webinar series. During this webinar we focused on the rise of the smombies and case law update
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 14 October 2020

We are pleased to have held the twenty first webinar in our Motor Webinar series. During this webinar Ian Davies and Richard West, Partners at Kennedys, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the global legal casualty and motor market and what impact the challenges may have in the future.

In addition Mark Walsh, also a Kennedys Partner, provided a high level overview of the Swift v Carpenter decision on accommodation claims.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 30 September 2020

During this webinar we focused on:

  • Court update in reaction to COVID-19
  • Remote hearings – here to stay? 
  • Judgments: overview, impact of COVID-19 and the furlough scheme

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 16 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed fraud and tinnitus in RTA claims.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 9 September 2020

During this webinar we discussed EL or PL vs motor issues and if we are seeing any post-lockdown trends emerging.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 5 August 2020

During this webinar we focused on The MOJ portal and mistakes in the portal.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 15 July 2020

During this webinar we focused on the post COVID-19 future - a technology perspective and a view from the bench – a Barrister's view of the challenges of COVID-19 and the future challenges and opportunities.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 8 July 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 1 July 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor prosecution webinar - The legal landscape - attitudes and developments following COVID-19 - 25 June 2020

We held the fourth and final webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • Summary of the measures being adopted by the Courts as a response to COVID-19.
  • Commentary on how they are working.
  • Insight and predictions on how the post COVID-19 landscape will look and whether changes enacted may in fact be permanent.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 24 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor prosecution webinar - Relaxing legislation - the hidden danger of COVID-19 - 18 June 2020

Here we held the third webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • A summary of regulatory legislation effecting motor transport relaxed as part of COVID-19 emergency legislation.
  • A precis of the prosecution of these matters in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight on how such matters interact with the prosecution of more serious cases involving death and serious injury in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight and prediction on how such matters might be interpreted in cases going through the Courts now and in the future.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 17 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor prosecution webinar - Coroner's Court - COVID-19 an overview - 11 June 2020

Here we held the second webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • Summary of the usual operation of the Coroner’s Court.
  • Insight on the particular challenges the coronial system faces because of the COVID-19 crisis/pandemic.
  • A rundown of the changes and measures in place due to COVID-19.
  • An insight into the longer terms effects of the pandemic upon the operation of the Coroner's Courts.

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Motor Webinar Wednesdays - 10 June 2020

A webinar as part of our webinar series where we focused on the hot topics affecting the motor liability industry.
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Motor prosecution webinar - smart motorways or are they? - 4 June 2020

Here we held the first webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • A summary of the operation of and reasons for the proliferation of smart motorways.
  • Insight into the risks and the accidents associated with smart motorways.
  • Perspectives on the government review of smart motorways.
  • Some case examples and insight from a leading accident reconstruction expert on incidents on smart motorways.

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Occupational disease

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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Occupational disease - 18 November 2020

We are delighted to have held our occupational disease webinar focusing on acoustic shock and hand-arm vibrations. 
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Occupational disease webinar - 30 September 2020

During this webinar we focused on:

  • Acoustic shock - the law and claims handling strategy for acoustic shock claims, following Goldscheider v Royal Opera House (2019).
  • Hand-arm vibration - a refresher on the law and handling of claims for vibration related injuries.

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Occupational disease webinar - 1 July 2020

Our occupational disease webinar focused on stress at work and work related neck and upper limb disorder (WRULD) claims and the impact that COVID-19 has had on these claims. 
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Public sector

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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Local authority webinar - 10 December 2020

We are delighted to have held our local authority webinar 'claims in outdoor spaces', aimed at local authorities and claims managers. Karen Grant and Mandy Williams discussed different types of claims which may be advanced following accidents in outdoor spaces and consider the duties to the public to prevent accidents in areas such as parks, children's playgrounds, play equipment and on public rights of way. 

Those watching will gain a useful overview on the types of claims that are being presented to local authorities whilst outdoor spaces are being used more regularly due to COVID-19. 
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Local authority mock trial - 1 October 2020

The webinar followed the progress of a mock trial following a slipping accident in a school. We will consider the importance of e-bundles and the format of the remote trial, outlining how this differs from a trial in person.
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Travel and tourism

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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The Building Safety Bill: What to expect - 24 August 2020

We are delighted to have held our regulatory webinar focusing on the draft Building Safety Bill 2020 recently published by the Government.

In this webinar we summarised and explored the main points arising from the Building Safety Bill and how they will impact fire safety management systems in high-rise buildings from a practical point of view. We also considered what steps businesses can take to prepare for when the draft legislation becomes law.
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HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 
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Annual regulatory webinar - 9 July 2020

We hosted our annual regulatory webinar where attendees gained an insight into this rapidly developing area of law.
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Inquests

The importance of inquests - 22 October 2020

We are delighted to have held an inquests webinar on Thursday 22 October 2020, aimed at insurers and corporates.

Our speakers provided an update in relation to the key aspects of inquests including, pre-inquest review hearings (PIRH), Article 2 and changes made as a result of COVID-19. 
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HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 
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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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Exporting: Brexit and the World Trade Organization - 6 October 2020

This webinar, in association with BExA, focused on:

  • What will trading on WTO terms mean for businesses?
  • What are the legal implications?
  • What practical steps businesses need to address now?

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Jurisdictions and governing law - 11 December 2020

With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December 2020, our webinar covered EU rules on jurisdiction and law.
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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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The future of dispute resolution webinar series: an alternative perspective - 16 December 2020

Part two - will COVID-19 act as an accelerator to online courts?

During part two, Richard West, chaired an interactive panel discussion with Ian Davies, Peter Demick, Karim Derrick, John Gilfillan and Deborah Newberry, who explored:

  • The areas of the litigation process which COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on to reveal areas of inefficiency.
  • The biggest challenges to the delivery of justice - is it fit for the digital vision of resolving disputes in online courts? 
  •  The shifting nature of consumer expectation.
  • The role of legal technology in moving us away from the conventional court system: court is a service and not a place. 

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COVID-19 and public transport webinar - The Go-Ahead Group's perspective - 16 November 2020

We are delighted to have held our webinar, with guest speaker Katy Taylor - Go-Ahead Group, aimed at transport business risk managers and directors, insurers, insurance claims handlers and brokers. This webinar covered the ongoing challenges of the transport industry both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19: application for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts - 28 July 2020

We held our webinar aimed at construction and hire purchase firms, along with SMEs and non-residential landlords and tenants, who wish to gain further insight into the criteria related to applying for temporary relief for the inability to perform contracts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session covered:

  • What relief can be obtained under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • Who is covered under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.
  • How to obtain relief under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act and the COVID-19 (Application for Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contracts) Regulations.
  • An overview of the assessment process.
  • How to respond to a notification for relief.

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HSE enforcement over COVID-19 reportable incidents - 16 July 2020

Here we held our HSE webinar where we explained when healthcare and other organisations should have reported a death from COVID-19 under RIDDOR, what steps to take to prepare in the event that an Inspector makes contact with a view to undertaking a formal criminal investigation, dealing with those investigations and what are the possible outcomes and consequences for organisations. We also covered the circumstances when an inquest will be held for a COVID-19 related death. 
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Celtic claims post COVID-19 - how to prepare for the ‘new normal’ - 2 July 2020

We had expert speakers from our Northern Ireland, Scotland and Republic of Ireland offices discuss the next steps for COVID-19 in each of their jurisdictions, including:

  • A simple guide to procedures for the increase in claims and litigation expected in the new few months
  • Interim arrangements
  • Tactics to help you cope with the ever-changing situation’

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COVID-19 and the leisure and hospitality industry - 30 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where we covered the following:

  • The potential for claims arising in the leisure and hospitality industry.
  • Duty of care owed to visitors and employees – specific industry challenges.
  • Practical considerations when implementing Government advice and the anticipation of specific risks/ development of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement.

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Motor prosecution webinar - The legal landscape - attitudes and developments following COVID-19 - 25 June 2020

We held the fourth and final webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • Summary of the measures being adopted by the Courts as a response to COVID-19.
  • Commentary on how they are working.
  • Insight and predictions on how the post COVID-19 landscape will look and whether changes enacted may in fact be permanent.

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COVID-19 and claims trends in employers and public liability - 23 June 2020

A webinar as part of our employers' liability and public liability webinar series where covered COVID-19 and claims trends - How furlough impacts investigations, the developing employment landscape and potential for claims:

  • What will the workforce look like going forward? The operation and winding up of the furlough scheme.
  • The current and anticipated impact on claims.
  • Can furloughed staff assist with a claims investigation?

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COVID-19 and the impact on fraudulent claims - 22 June 2020

Here our specialists started to look at the fraud pipeline from detection through to deterrence. 
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Motor prosecution webinar - Relaxing legislation - the hidden danger of COVID-19 - 18 June 2020

Here we held the third webinar of our motor prosecution webinar series. In this webinar we covered:

  • A summary of regulatory legislation effecting motor transport relaxed as part of COVID-19 emergency legislation.
  • A precis of the prosecution of these matters in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight on how such matters interact with the prosecution of more serious cases involving death and serious injury in ordinary circumstances.
  • Insight and prediction on how such matters might be interpreted in cases going through the Courts now and in the future.

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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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Responsible business

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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Women in business webinar - 26 November 2020

We are delighted to have hosted our virtual women in business event on Thursday 26 November 2020 where we we focused on diversity and inclusion.

The event saw our global managing partner and diversity champion, Suzanne Liversidge joined by our guest speaker - Rose St Louis, Insurance Director at KPMG LLP.

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