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Gender pay gap reporting: new obligations on employers in Ireland
The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of male and female employees and is now addressed by the Gender Pay Gap Information Act. The Act and its implementing Regulations have been introduced to address this inequality, and employers are now obliged to monitor and report on the gender pay gap in their organisations.
A quantum comparison: assessment of damages around the world
In this quantum comparison report, we provide an overview of the approach to claims, capturing the insights from our medical negligence experts in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Personal Injury Brief: latest decisions December 2022
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.
Not in this town: The days of the “hired gun” are over
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.
Online pop-up consent systems under scrutiny
In recent years there have been concerns about the data privacy implications arising from cookie consent pop-ups, resulting in robust action taken by data protection authorities. As complaints and individual claims arising from pop-ups become more frequent across the EU and the UK, their continued use comes with an increased risk of enforcement action and compensation claims.
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.
Hague Visby Rules – When is a country a ‘Contracting State’?
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’.
Kennedys bolsters legal director ranks in latest promotion round
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.