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Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
From the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud summit 2020, in this video James Shrimpton, Partner at Kennedys, focuses on the legal basis for Covid-19 infection claims, current medical research, the impact of the pandemic on other injury claims and whether we will see a flood of infection claims.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.
Historically, difficulties in proving a causal link between air pollution and poor health have kept at bay pollution related claims and governments’ accountability. However, this may be about to change.
The current coronavirus outbreak (recently named COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) is dominating global headlines. Since it was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019 it has spread to 25 countries, infected over 42,000 people and claimed over 1,000 lives.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our presence in Dublin by hiring insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan from Arthur Cox. David, who qualified at the Irish Bar before his admission as a solicitor, becomes the fifth partner in our Dublin office.
Following today's Queen's Speech, we have officially responded to some key domestic legislation relating Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, and the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill.
In a week that is likely to be dominated by ongoing Brexit negotiations and timelines, we have today been provided with this Government’s priorities and legislative programme in the Queen’s Speech which took place this morning.
Case review 04/06/2019
Last year the High Court boldly concluded that the standard of proof required for a conclusion of suicide (whether recorded in short-form or as a narrative statement) at an inquest is the civil standard of “on the balance of probabilities” and not the criminal standard of “beyond reasonable doubt”.
On 1 May 2019, Charles River Laboratories revealed it was the victim of a ‘sophisticated and well resourced’ hacking attack and resulting data breach, discovered in mid-March and thought to have compromised about 1% of the company’s client data.