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A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to limitation defences in Scotland, the role of experts, the application of the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978, and contracting out of fixed costs.
The Irish Court of Appeal has voiced strong criticism of the “hired gun” expert who takes on the role of advocate, and has signalled much tighter control and greater enforcement of the rules relating to expert evidence (Duffy v McGee Insulation Services). The Court also warned that lawyers who call experts who do not comply with their duties to the Court may face adverse consequences in respect of legal costs.
Green for go: Kennedys to slash carbon emissions after plans approved by leading climate and science experts
We are delighted to announce our commitment to drastically reducing carbon emissions after teaming up with a leading group of climate and science experts.
In a recent judgment, the Federal Court of Australia considered how Ireland had adopted the Hague Visby Rules (H/V Rules) and if Ireland was deemed to be a ‘Contracting State’.
We are delighted to have promoted 35 senior associates to legal director/of counsel with a further 59 promotions to senior associate.
It's our world, and here's how we're collaborating to make a difference in celebration of Global Goals Week
Global Goals Week is well and truly underway and through our Responsible Business Programme we are continuing to support the UNSDGs and incorporating the principles of the UN Global Compact into our local and global initiatives.
The Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Bill 2022: the introduction of class actions to Ireland
The EU Representative Actions Directive (EU) 2020/1828 is to be transposed into Irish law by 25 December 2022, with effect from June 2023. The Directive aims to improve consumers’ access to justice by introducing a standardised EU wide legal mechanism by which consumers, who are affected by the same alleged infringements of EU law, can bring a representative action.
We have appointed Karen Peskett-Hall as our first director of transformation, who will oversee a programme of business improvements.
Dive In calls on the industry to build braver cultures as registration opens to the biggest festival yet
Now in its eighth year, the festival is set to be the biggest yet, with more than 150 events taking place for the first time ever, being held in at least 40 countries across the world from 27-29 September.
Kennedys remains committed to diversity and inclusion agenda, with continued Dive In Festival partnership
We are very pleased to once again be a global partner of Dive In, the international festival for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in insurance and an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s.