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Marine and logistics report 2023: trends and future risks
In this report, we examine the priority topics that insurers in the marine and logistics sectors need to consider to ensure business resilience.
Who’s Who Legal recognises 15 Kennedys lawyers as Global Leaders in Transport 2023 guide
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 15 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory and Shipping across 6 countries (Belgium, France, Peru, Singapore, UK, and the US).
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.
Personal injury report 2023: trends and future risks
Our latest report highlights some of the key trends and future risks that we anticipate will shape the personal injury agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Case review 06/03/2023
The widening of a lawyer’s duties to third parties? Ashraf v Lester Dominic Solicitors & Ors considered
There were several interesting cases in 2022 which considered the scope of a lawyer’s duties. 2023 began in a similar vein, with an interesting case in the Court of Appeal around a lawyer’s duties to third parties: Ashraf v Lester Dominic Solicitors & Ors.
The Windsor Framework – cause for optimism for the logistics sector?
On Monday 27 February 2022, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the new ‘Windsor Framework’, heralded as a “decisive breakthrough” on the issues that had beset the Northern Ireland Protocol.
SuDs – the long wait for implementation is over
After a delay of 13 years, mandatory sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) in new developments will be implemented via Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Schedule 3) in 2024.
Emerging cyber risks in the fine art and specie market
Graff Diamonds Ltd, a luxury British jeweller, fell victim to a ransomware attack resulting in a ransom payment of US$7.5 million which it sought to recover from its insurers. Insurers denied cover and Graff went on to sue them. We consider the issues and emerging cyber risks in the fine art and specie market, and provide our recommendations on possible risk mitigation strategies.
The future of construction adjudication
More than 25 years after the introduction of mandatory construction adjudication, we consider its future in light of a recent report by King’s College London.
Case review 23/02/2023
The “THORCO LINEAGE” provides clarification of limitation under the Hague Visby Rules
In an important judgment clarifying the construction and application of the limit of a carrier’s liability under Article IV(5)(a) of the Hague-Visby Rules, the Commercial Court (declining to follow an earlier controversial decision in The “LIMNOS” ) held that the limit of liability is to be calculated by reference to the weight of goods which have suffered both physical and/or economic loss.