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We are delighted to have bolstered our aviation team in Singapore with the promotion of Anita Quy to Head of Aviation, APAC and the appointment of new partner, Tristan Thompson.
A proposal for a Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament, which could substantially extend freedom of information (FOI) rights. The resultant consultation, which remains open until 2 February 2023, seeks views from stakeholders on issues including extending FOI beyond public authorities to private and third sector bodies entering into contracts which are publicly funded, or providing public services.
Case review 2022-11-07
So long for now, but not necessarily auf wiedersehn, adieu… the Sharma appeal and what happens next for climate duty
Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v Minister for the Environment  FCA 560, the 2021 Federal Court decision which elicited a resounding hallelujah and heralded a new era of climate duty, has been overturned on appeal to the Full Federal Court.
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.
In 2020, the NSW Government implemented significant reforms focused on creating clear lines of accountability for defective building work. The reforms include the introduction of a statutory duty of care owed by ‘persons’ who carry out ‘construction work’ to take reasonable care to avoid economic loss caused by defects (Statutory Duty).
Recent statistics from the World Health Organisation suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide, sounding a very clear warning that all countries need to vastly improve their mental health services, treatment and support. In this article, we look at how psychedelic treatment is viewed by insurers as a possible medical solution for people who suffer with major depressive disorder.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Oklahoma Supreme Court joins majority of COVID-19 decisions and finds for insurer in COVID-19 coverage dispute with Cherokee Nation
The Oklahoma Supreme Court is the most recent state high court to hold that property insurance policies do not provide coverage for COVID-19 related business interruption losses. In Cherokee Nation v. Lexington Insurance Company, 2022 OK 71 (Sept. 13, 2022), the court reversed a trial court’s ruling that a Tribal Property Insurance Program (TPIP) policy provided coverage for the Cherokee Nation’s alleged business interruption losses resulting from its temporary closure of its properties in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill was announced to Parliament for the first time on 22 September 2022, further signalling the UK’s attack on economic crime and its attempt at improving transparency over corporate entities. Here, we focus on the proposal that will allow the Serious Fraud Office to compel suspected criminals and institutions to disclose information linked to a suspected crime at the pre-investigative stage of a case.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, 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.