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Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
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.
Kennedys appointed to core Aviva UK GI claims legal panel following a strategic review
Aviva has announced the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of its defendant legal panel in 10 years.
Building Safety Act update – key elements so far and what to expect in 2023
Whilst the Building Safety Act 2022 is now in force, only a limited amount of provisions have taken effect, with the remainder expected to become law during 2023. In this article, we take a look at the key elements implemented so far and what we anticipate seeing in the next year.
Crime and Regulatory roundup – December 2022
In this roundup, we consider recent developments in the Crime and Regulatory sphere, including, amongst other topics, the cost of living crisis and the responsibilities of employers in relation to stress at work, the publication of the recent Health and Safety report by the ORR, potential new sentencing guidelines for those convicted of selling knives to children, and the protection of children by the Online Safety Bill.
The Building Safety Act 2022 – the ‘Accountable Person’
The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. Whilst most provisions are yet to come into force, it is expected that the Act will revolutionise building safety within England, Wales and Scotland. This article will focus on the Act’s impact on the English legal landscape.
The duty of employers to protect employees from stress at work
Against the background of the cost of living crisis, we explore employers’ legal duty to protect employees from stress at work, and the Health and Safety Executive’s recommendations for recognising and supporting employees.
Consignors beware – transportation of dangerous goods by road
The deadline for parties who are currently only acting as consignors of dangerous goods – because they send dangerous goods to others or because they are consignors under the terms of a contract - must, from 1 January 2023, have appointed a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).
The Office for Road and Rail’s reflection on the past and crystal ball gazing into the future
The Office for Road and Rail (ORR), responsible for monitoring and enforcing the efficiency and safety of Britain’s railways, recently published its annual health and safety report covering the period April 2021 to 31 March 2022. The Report reflects on many of the health and safety improvements that were delivered over the past year as well as predicting what lies ahead in terms of challenges for industry in the upcoming year.
Autonomous vehicles update
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.