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The Spring Statement 2023 – Budget for Growth?
Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered this year’s Spring Budget after a cloud of disruptive events culminating in the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank.
Fiduciary duties owed by trustees: an introduction
If you are not a professional trustee, it can often feel overwhelming having to comply with the far-reaching duties of being a trustee. Many trustees appointed under wills by the testator are lay trustees, not fully appreciating what the role involves. Here, we provide an introduction to the fiduciary duties of a trustee.
Duties of care owed by trustees: a brief guide
If you are not a professional trustee, you may not be aware that you have to carry out your duties, as a trustee when managing the trust, with reasonable skill and care. But what does this mean and how does it arise?
Arbitration trumps: Bermuda court confirms pro-arbitration approach
If litigation proceedings are commenced in breach of a valid and enforceable agreement to arbitrate, how soon in the proceedings does a defendant need to seek a stay of the litigation?
The Supreme Court of Bermuda recently considered this question in Shelly Hall Properties v Warren  SC (Bda) 101.
High price for lawyer found in contempt of court over “burn” instruction
The serious consequences of interfering with litigation documents were highlighted in the recent ruling concerning a senior lawyer who told a client to “burn” its secure communications system to avoid handing evidence to supermarket Ocado.
Construction and building claims in Australia and beyond - a year in review
The legislative regime for construction and building legislation in New South Wales is currently undergoing a major overhaul with the proposed introduction of three new Bills designed to improve the regulatory framework and create end-to-end accountability for those who participate in the building and construction industry. In this article, we look at the proposed changes in conjunction with the key trends and issues in construction and building claims emerging across the Australian States and overseas.
Climate accountability of companies and their boards
With this year’s COP27 conference calling for robust transition plans from member states and the government’s Transition Plan Taskforce launching its ‘gold standard’ framework for climate transition plans by companies, the race to achieve a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 (net zero) is more pressing than ever before.
Professions and Financial Lines Brief: latest decisions December 2022
A roundup of the latest court decisions and regulations touching on the following issues: the reflective loss principle, solicitor policy coverage, a director’s duty to uphold the interest of a creditor and implied retainers (or the absence thereof) between solicitors and clients.
Resolving practice disputes
Disputes arise even in the most successful medical practices, and often among partners or colleagues who have otherwise worked harmoniously. What can medical practices do to minimise the disruption caused by disputes?
Kennedys strengthens aviation team in Singapore
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.