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Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
In this blog, we explore how developments in technology have created new types of product liability and safety risks and given rise to new categories of damage. We also examine developments in the mechanisms for claiming damages.
Navigating the differences in determining Jones Act and Longshore status for defending claims in maritime litigation
At first glance, the waters can be murky when wading through a determination of a maritime employee’s status as a Jones Act seaman or a longshoreman. The determination of whether an individual is a Jones Act seaman or a longshoreman, which determination is based on the individual's job duties, the nature of their work, and the specific circumstances under which the individual is employed, is critically important. The Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 688, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), 33 U.S.C. § 901 et seq., each provide different legal protections and remedies for workers who are injured on the job.
Court of Appeal provides further guidance on mixed injury cases, but what does this mean for fraud practitioners?
Since the implementation of the Official Injuries Claims Portal, the personal injury industry has eagerly awaited further guidance from the judiciary as to the applicable compensation to be awarded to claimants who have sustained a whiplash injury as defined by the Civil Liability Act and a ‘non-whiplash injury’.
New regulatory rules to limit the tenure of Independent Directors in a move to strengthen corporate governance in Singapore – are these changes enough?
Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) recently announced that it is compulsory for listed companies to limit the tenure of independent directors to nine years. Independent directors who presently exceed the nine-year limit will be deemed independent only until the issuer’s annual general meeting is held for the financial year ending on or after 31 December 2023.
Cases concerning ethical and moral decision making always attract widespread interest. In our recent Medical Law Group seminar in Cambridge – Best Interests - Planning Ahead – we explored many of the reasons for this and how decision-making could become less committee-led.
Case review 19/01/2023
High Court of England and Wales provides clarification on the test to be applied in determining whether an event resulting in bodily injury during carriage by air amounts to an accident within the meaning of the Montreal Convention 1999.
It is undeniable that the way consumers purchase their products and engage with services on the internet has changed substantially since times past. The modern consumer has global buying power, and suppliers must adapt in order to meet this consumer demand. This change in consumer behaviour has brought both benefits, but also introduced legal risks that have required careful consideration by regulators and legislators alike.
In Practice Series – How to mitigate the growing risk from consumer class actions and Collective Redress in Europe
In the last ten years there has been a significant growth in the use of collective redress or representative actions ('group litigation'), a legal mechanism which may stop or prevent unlawful business practices that affect multiple claimants or compensate them for harm caused by these practices, within the EU and UK.
Financier Worldwide (FW) discusses regulating AI in the life sciences sector with Samantha Silver, Sarah-Jane Dobson, Charlie Whitchurch and Paula Margolis at Kennedys Law LLP.