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Ambitious proposals contained in a recent tripartite paper by the Department of Justice, the Office of the Lord Chief Justice, and the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service, have revealed plans for significant investment in the Northern Ireland justice system.
Case review 25/05/2021
Mutual recognition and assistance in cross-border insolvency proceedings between mainland and Hong Kong
No one really knows what patterns or practices we will all adopt once the COVID-19 crisis has passed its peak, but there are already clear signs that some changes are here to stay. Industries that had either never imagined functioning virtually, or thought that such change would take years to implement, have adapted and acclimatised to the ‘new normal.’ The legal industry certainly falls into this category and has adapted at pace.
Kennedys has today announced the latest phase of its expansion with the launch of a new office in Perth, Australia. It is the firm’s 43rd office and second new office opening so far this year.
Kennedys has relocated its Manchester team to new premises in the city following further expansion in the team. Kennedys opened in Manchester in October 2008 with a team of 12 and in October 2016 the team moved to larger premises in The Tootal buildings.
Case review 20/04/2021
The Court of Appeal decision in Morley (t/x Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [11.03.21] considered whether a borrower had been subjected to economic duress or intimidation during negotiations with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to restructure a loan.
This chapter covers common issues in enforcement of foreign judgments, laws and regulations through the detailing of the general enforcement regime, enforcement regime applicable to judgments from certain countries, and methods of enforcement in 25 jurisdictions.
A summary of recent developments impacted by Brexit, including employment law impacts, the implications of the Free Trade Agreement for SMEs, cross-border insolvency and the use of the Model Law to combat issues, data flows in a post-Brexit world and an overview of UK legal and regulatory issues for 2021.
Witness statements for trial executed on or after 6 April 2021 in the Business and Property Courts will face new significantly stricter rules and harsher punishments for non-compliance as Practice Direction 57AC (PD) comes into force.
Case review 11/03/2021
Tesseract International Pty Ltd v Pascale Construction Pty Ltd  SASCA 8
Kennedys in Australia, acted for the Respondent in this matter which saw the Court of Appeal continue to move away from a rigid approach to issues of uncertainty in contractual interpretation. Instead, the Court of Appeal favoured a more progressive approach that centred on commercial efficacy and a desire to uphold reasonable commercial bargains.