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Case review 12/01/2022
The High Court dismissed a claim for asbestos-related lung cancer after declining to find evidence sufficient to cause a breach of duty or to double the risk of contracting a lung cancer.
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.
Despite its reputation as a largely arid land, Australia is shaping up as a most fertile ground for climate litigation. For insurers, climate exposure is no longer limited to the flames and storms that herald the start of the first party disaster season. Rather, insurers can expect to see more policy claims from insureds being pursued for misleading and deceptive conduct, non-disclosure, regulatory breaches and discovery requests. So too, as recently seen in New Zealand, insureds might well find themselves contesting novel duty of care claims.
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
On 28 March 2019, the government launched a consultation on the extension of fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) in cases worth up to £100,000. In a long-awaited update, the Ministry of Justice announced in September that the proposals to extend FRCs will indeed be introduced. We provide a summary of the government’s response.
A roundup of recent court decisions and insights raising issues relating to qualified one-way costs shifting, dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, the importance of parties proving and not assuming exposure to asbestos, and the government’s announcement regarding fixed recoverable costs.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
The recent publication of the Employers Liability Tracing Office annual report provides some useful data for insight into the current legacy market position. In this article, from an occupational disease perspective, we explore this report to include patterns and trends over the past few years.
Case review 24/09/2021
On 16 September 2021, the Western High Court ruled in a case concerning the limitation of a claim for residual compensation for loss of earning capacity. In its ruling, the High Court upheld the ruling of 19 August 2020 of the District Court of Herning.
Currently COVID-19 and long COVID (where COVID-19 symptoms last more than 12 weeks) is not recognised as an occupational disease in the UK.