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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological change in the Administration of Justice. Many routine direction hearings and interlocutory applications are now conducted remotely. However, there is a backlog in civil trials involving witnesses. Now, in certain circumstances, fully remote civil trials are being conducted.
On 6 April 2021, significant changes to the form and content of witness statements will come into effect in the Business & Property Courts (including the Commercial Court). A growing concern amongst judges at all levels as to the authenticity, utility, and accuracy of witness evidence has resulted in a major shake-up under the Civil Procedure Rules.
It is not often that a stranded vessel will make the headlines of everyday news, however when an ultra large containership does so in one of the busiest and most vital shipping canals in the world and prevents ships from passing either side, it becomes newsworthy.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
The fourth edition of our most popular guide for claims handlers has launched, helping empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers
Case review 09/02/2021
Shippers' tender of draft clean bill is only an invitation for Master to assess the condition of the cargo
It is trite law that a bill of lading signed by the Master contains a representation by him as to the apparent condition of the cargo – indeed in the Nogar Marin (1987) it was said that “Everyone in the shipping trade knows” that the representation is based on the Master’s own reasonable assessment of the cargo.
On the surface, the London Market enters 2021 looking very different to its 2020 version. Underwriting rooms lay empty, offices unoccupied, pubs eerily quiet. But beyond the physical stillness, this world leading hub has not paused for breath. Digital systems and solutions have taken centre stage as the London Market has responded to a seismic shift in working patterns and insurance risks.
The Legal 500 APAC 2021 results has seen Kennedys build on our 2020 achievements and confirmed the strength of the firm’s reputation across the region.
Kennedys is targeting US expansion with the addition of three new partners in two of its East Coast offices. Eric Hiller is joining the firm’s Miami office, bringing with him three associates, while Joshua Mooney and Sean Mahoney join the Philadelphia office.
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 18 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Shipping across eight countries (Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Peru, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the US).