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Global law firm Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Case review 24/11/2020
Diriye v Bojaj [04.11.2020] - The outcome of this Court of Appeal case clearly highlights the need for claimants to properly set out and prove an assertion of impecuniosity where credit hire charges are pleaded.
Kennedys is warning the Government that it has a number of obstacles to overcome if the UK is to realise its ambition to be at the forefront of emerging autonomous vehicle technology.
In Scotland, the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) together with the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, has arguably created fertile ground for an increase in fabricated, misrepresented and exaggerated claims. Ongoing vigilance is therefore vital.
There is a wealth of data generated by electronic devices or apps that the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) permit disclosure of, but in reality it is often overlooked by both parties in litigation. Rule 31.5 and the Practice Direction to Part 31 of the CPR permit disclosure of electronic documents.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Aside from the horrific cost to life of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic cost is widely acknowledged to mean a serious recession, the likes of which have not been seen in modern times. No one is immune to its effects and insurers are no different.
Case review 27/08/2020
In a decision that grabbed a number of headlines, The Court of Appeal has significantly reduced an award of whiplash damages, highlighting the importance of the appropriate reference to the Book of Quantum by the judiciary and practitioners alike.
The Seventh Edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 1 August 2011. Much has changed in the intervening nine years as the Explanatory Notes to the Eighth Edition make clear, not least Brexit, a global pandemic and gradually declining improvements in life expectancy.
Case review 10/08/2020
This decision illustrates the considerable reluctance of the courts to strike out claims, with such orders whilst available, being very much orders of last resort.