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No one really knows what patterns or practices we will all adopt once the COVID-19 crisis has passed its peak, but there are already clear signs that some changes are here to stay. Industries that had either never imagined functioning virtually, or thought that such change would take years to implement, have adapted and acclimatised to the ‘new normal.’ The legal industry certainly falls into this category and has adapted at pace.
On 19 March 2021 the government published its Briefing Paper on its Freeports Policy following the announcement that eight successful freeport location bidders in England had been chosen to progress to the next stage of the process. This article develops some of the issues raised in our September 2020 thought piece “Does UK’s freeports plan offer a post-Brexit trade solution?” and considers some of the issues and continuing uncertainties surrounding the anticipated governance of the successful freeports.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has appointed Kennedys to its new legal claims panel to provide advice on the management of large and complex claims across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
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.
2021 promises to be a year dominated by evolution, transformation, and resilience. In this article we identify some of the key areas and issues that will have an impact upon the London marine market in 2021.
We’re very pleased to announce a collaboration with AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, to jointly launch the AXIS Marine Cyber Insurance product.
The bidding process to become one of the UK’s new freeports is expected to be launched soon, with the successful applicants to be confirmed in the first half of 2021.
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has appointed global law firm Kennedys to its new legal claims panel to provide advice on the management of large and complex claims across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The subscription market operates to allow individual subscribers to a slip to sign up to policy terms at different times, with common practice being that the lead agrees terms first and the following market thereafter.
In December 2018 we wrote about the impact of the Californian wildfires on the global insurance market. In December 2019, Australia witnessed the worst bushfire season the country has ever seen which, like California, has implications for insurers involved in the wine industry.