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It’s that time of the year again when the Kennedys Hong Kong financial regulatory team releases our annual review of financial regulatory investigations and proceedings. As we have done in recent years, we will review the regulatory enforcement lunar year that was in this e-bulletin, followed by a webinar after Chinese New Year with our prognosis on the year ahead – watch this space!
Case review 21/01/2022
Sections 25 and 25A of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”) have once again come under the spotlight in a recent judicial review.
We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.
Guest author Chris Shorten of Jensen Hughes explores fire and water-for-profit property damage claims, for which forensic investigators can be a powerful asset to insurers.
The Public Accounts Committee today (17 November 2021) published its report into fraud and error in the benefits system as part of the DWP Accounts 2020/21. In this report we recognise many problems faced by insurers when managing surge events and new/emerging risks.
In the personal injury arena, a defendant is often left picking up their own costs tab due to the application of QOCS. There are some exceptions to QOCS, of which a finding of fundamental dishonesty is one, but what is the position when the claim is fundamentally dishonest but this has been facilitated by improper, unreasonable and/or negligent conduct of the claimant’s own legal representatives?
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
We are pleased to announced we have appointed business crime and investigations specialist, Iskander Fernandez as a partner to our growing corporate and commercial division.
In this post, we provide our initial thoughts on one of the primary objectives of the whiplash reforms - to remove financial incentive as a way to prevent fraudulent low value claims.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of insurance and commercial litigation specialist Alexandra Bartlett as a partner in the firm’s Insurance group in Sydney. Alex joins Kennedys from YPOL, where she was a director.