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Imminent changes to Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting: levelling the playing field
The UK Government has published its response to its consultation on changes to the Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting (QOCS) regime in personal injury cases, which was launched on 9 May 2022.
In Practice Series - The future Medical Device Regulations within the UK
On 26 June 2022, the UK’s medical device regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) published their response to the consultation on the “future regulation of medical devices in the UK”, which indicates future wide-reaching change for the UK medical devices regulatory regime going forward.
Insurers to indemnify for bulk notifications of a “problem”
In Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that the insured Plaintiff was entitled to indemnity by relying on a bulk notification of a “problem”. This decision confirms several important principles related to the notification of circumstances in Australia.
Commercial Brief innovation market insights - March 2023
As Kennedys launches its campaign on fostering innovation, we share our insights on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, regulating AI in the life sciences sector and the novel risks inherent in modern technologies.
UK product safety update: two year extension given to businesses for GB specific product safety marking
The UK Government announced on 14 November 2022 that businesses would be given a further two years to apply the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) product safety marking to their products. The UKCA mark is the UK equivalent of the European Union’s CE mark, which denotes compliance with mandatory applicable product regulations when applied to products.
What’s left of VCAT’s construction dispute jurisdiction?
The Honourable Justice Delany of the Supreme Court of Victoria recently held that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal does not have jurisdiction to determine claims for contribution brought pursuant to the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic). In this article, we provide an overview of the decision and insights on the potential implications for VCAT’s Building and Property List.
Video: In conversation with Dr Kathryn Mannix - the art of communicating in challenging moments
In this long-form video interview, Rob Tobin speaks with pioneering palliative care physician and psychotherapist Dr Kathryn Mannix about how to support the best interests, values, wishes and feelings of people nearing the end of life.
Case review 06/03/2023
The widening of a lawyer’s duties to third parties? Ashraf v Lester Dominic Solicitors & Ors considered
There were several interesting cases in 2022 which considered the scope of a lawyer’s duties. 2023 began in a similar vein, with an interesting case in the Court of Appeal around a lawyer’s duties to third parties: Ashraf v Lester Dominic Solicitors & Ors.
The new British data protection regime: what to expect
On 28 February, the Secretary of State for the newly created Science, Innovation and Technology Department, Michelle Donelan, informed the press that the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will return to Parliament next week. In advance of this, we examine what the new approach to data regulation might entail and the consequences to businesses and their insurers.
Kennedys Launches Focus on Fostering Innovation
Today, we launch our focus on innovation, a thought leadership series with seminars, research articles, and reports which will run throughout March, to highlight innovation at Kennedys, and across the wider insurance and legal industries.