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We are delighted to have bolstered our aviation team in Singapore with the promotion of Anita Quy to Head of Aviation, APAC and the appointment of new partner, Tristan Thompson.
Since 1 July 2021, defamation laws have introduced a requirement that a publication has caused (or is likely to cause) serious harm to a plaintiff’s reputation. In this article, we explore two recent judgments which are the first to apply the serious harm element and we discuss their implications.
In 2020, the NSW Government implemented significant reforms focused on creating clear lines of accountability for defective building work. The reforms include the introduction of a statutory duty of care owed by ‘persons’ who carry out ‘construction work’ to take reasonable care to avoid economic loss caused by defects (Statutory Duty).
We recently contributed an article to the Communications and Media Law Association’s Communications Law Bulletin on the use of juries in defamation proceedings in America and Australia. In light of an American jury’s recent 2022 verdict in favour of Johnny Depp, we consider the different positions – between America and Australia, and within Australia itself – in relation to the right to a trial by jury, as well as whether defamation proceedings are more suited to be tried by judge or jury.
Case review 12/10/2022
On Tuesday 4 October 2022, Mrs Rebekah Vardy, who lost the high-profile libel trial known as the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial in June 2022, was ordered to pay 90% of Mrs Colleen Rooney’s legal fees after Mrs Vardy’s claim for defamation was dismissed.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
The last few years have seen a large emphasis on the use of technology. Businesses and law firms alike have had to adapt to meet the changing climate. An increasing number of meetings are now being held virtually, documents can easily be signed using online platforms and, most of all, emails have now become the most preferred method of communication in a business.
The increase in the cost of living and the significant rise in inflation has the potential to have an adverse impact on debt recovery. However, taking proactive steps to tackle bad debt (as a creditor) and to resolve unpaid debt issues (as a debtor) can facilitate a swift resolution to solving problems without court intervention. In this article, we look at the impact of mounting debts from both a debtor and creditor perspective.
Kennedys continues US growth with the addition of four attorneys in Miami and New York. We are targeting US expansion with the addition of two new partners in two of our East Coast offices. Partner Niva Harney-Hiller is joining our Miami office, bringing with her a special counsel and one associate, while Daniel Marvin joins as partner in our New York office.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Delaware, continuing our expansion in the US.