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Building safety regulation - what is in the pipeline for construction professionals?
In the past six months, we have seen the launch of over 15 consultations and countless new guidelines on building safety in England and Wales. Such a high level of regulatory activity on one topic in a relatively short period of time is rather unusual. In this article, we provide an overview of the potential key changes for construction professions and highlight some of the potential implications for our clients.
Case review 29/03/2023
Costs litigation in the modern age of cryptocurrency - can an unknown defendant make costs submissions in detailed assessment proceedings?
In this digital age, where the internet allows for anonymity and cryptocurrency is obtaining ever increasing legitimacy, it is interesting to consider how these societal shifts will impact civil litigation and specifically, the costs implications for parties arising out of litigation.
Hong Kong Regulatory Insurance Update February 2023
In this February 2023 edition of Regulatory Insurance Update, the Hong Kong Corporate & Commercial Team provide the latest updates relating to the law and regulations, developments, and news in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief - March 2023 edition
In a robust decision handed down recently, HH Judge Andrew Li of the District Court (Judge) said “this is by far the worst case I have come across in my 10 years sitting on the bench” and that “such appalling conduct on the part of an officer of the court must be stopped in our profession, in particular in [Personal Injury] litigation.”
The new Consumer Duty and the impact on brokers
The FCA’s new Consumer Duty is due to come into force this July, as noted in our report 'Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks'. The Consumer Duty will have a significant impact on insurers and insurance intermediaries. This article specifically focusses on the impact of the new Consumer Duty on insurance brokers.
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.
Insurers to indemnify for bulk notifications of a “problem”
In Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) v Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that the insured Plaintiff was entitled to indemnity by relying on a bulk notification of a “problem”. This decision confirms several important principles related to the notification of circumstances in Australia.
Commercial Brief innovation market insights - March 2023
As Kennedys launches its campaign on fostering innovation, we share our insights on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, regulating AI in the life sciences sector and the novel risks inherent in modern technologies.
Gender pay gap reporting: new obligations on employers in Ireland
The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of male and female employees and is now addressed by the Gender Pay Gap Information Act. The Act and its implementing Regulations have been introduced to address this inequality, and employers are now obliged to monitor and report on the gender pay gap in their organisations.
Five top HR fails in medical practices
Setting up a medical practice, employing practice staff, maybe taking on some other doctors as well? What could possibly go wrong? In this article, we consider five of the most common human resource management fails in medical practices that come across our desks.