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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).
South Australian Court of Appeal delivers much-needed clarity on the issue of apportionment in commercial arbitration proceedings
In an arbitration matter Kennedys is involved in, the South Australian Court of Appeal has delivered much-needed clarity on the issue of apportionment in commercial arbitration proceedings as they relate to South Australia. In this article we provide an overview of the decision and its implications for clients, particularly when drafting arbitration clauses.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions dealing with delay damages, contractual caps on liquidated damages, remoteness of loss, and loss of chance.
Case review 2022-10-12
In Essential Living (Greenwich) Limited v Elements (Europe) Limited [08.06.22], the High Court considered the effect of adjudication decisions and how they operate in conjunction with construction contracts, in particular with regards to liquidated damages, extensions of time and damages for delays, and how this may impact any final trade contract sums.
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.
We are delighted to announce we have opened a new office in Houston, Texas – our second in the State and ninth in the US.
Today we announced the launch of our in-depth report, 'Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenges of climate change', which finds that the underwriting practices of (re)insurers are a major catalyst for change among businesses in the ongoing climate crisis.
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
This update includes a round-up of recent court decisions dealing with the definition of a construction contract, enforcement of adjudication decisions by companies subject to a CVA, pay less notices, contract interpretation and co-insurance.