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We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.
The Irish Government is set to approve significant amendments to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995 (the Act) as part of its plan to reform the insurance sector in Ireland. The proposed amendment will curtail the liability of occupiers in this jurisdiction, and as such, will be a welcome development for business owners in Ireland.
The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee received Cabinet approval to publish the Review of the Defamation Act 2009 (the Review) on 1 March 2022, and to prepare new defamation legislation. In this article, we look at the impact of jury abolition on defamation cases in Ireland, as well as some of the major proposal outlined in the Review of the Defamation Act 2009.
Case review 04/05/2022
The recent judgment of Mr Justice Simons in Anna Kolton v Paramount LTD trading as Esplanade Hotel is a notable one for both insurers and business owners as it contains welcome commentary on quantum and the duty on plaintiffs to issue proceedings at the appropriate court level.
The Personal Injuries Resolution Board Bill seeks to amend the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Acts 2003-2019, with its primary aim to increase the level of personal injury claims being settled in the PIAB process. The Bill is the latest step in the reform of the personal injury claims landscape in this jurisdiction following the adoption and statutory implementation of the Personal Injuries Guidelines in April 2021.
Our global liability and defence group brief, Navigating the global liability defence agenda, was created with our clients in mind. With our legal footprint spanning across 24 countries, our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of global issues impacting our clients. We wanted to provide a snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing and share some takeaways we expect will resonate cross jurisdictionally.
The Personal Injuries Guidelines ('the Guidelines') were commenced on 24 April 2021, replacing the Book of Quantum in Ireland for all claims issued post-April 2021.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
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.
In the second part of our global healthcare webinar programme, our experts in Hong Kong, Thailand, Denmark, France, Ireland, Spain and Canada have provided insights into the healthcare system and medical malpractice claims within their jurisdictions.