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In the wake of COVID-19, what is considered as unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (UECs) has become simultaneously more relevant and less clear. In this article, we delve into what situations are likely to meet the threshold of UECs in the context of COVID-19, what customers’ rights are in these circumstances and what travel companies can do to help.
We are pleased to have announced an upgrade of our Madrid office with a move to new premises in the heart of the central business district.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to avoidance of employers’ liability policies, care workers making arrangements to pay for the services of a sex worker, the ‘tort gateway’ and accidents abroad, occupiers’ liability relating to trespassers, ‘uncontroverted’ expert evidence, a landmark Supreme Court decision on QOCS, and workplace traumatic brain injury.
We are delighted to have appointed one of the country’s leading data specialists as part of a bold new strategy which will revolutionise the way we does business.
In the personal injury arena, a defendant is often left picking up their own costs tab due to the application of QOCS. There are some exceptions to QOCS, of which a finding of fundamental dishonesty is one, but what is the position when the claim is fundamentally dishonest but this has been facilitated by improper, unreasonable and/or negligent conduct of the claimant’s own legal representatives?
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
Case review 2021-10-20
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment on this tragic and long standing case - FS Cairo v Brownlie.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, 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.
Case review 2021-10-07
Today, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment addressing a fundamental question: what is the proper approach of the court towards ‘uncontroverted’ expert evidence?
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to fatal accident claims, tour operator liability, the law on primary victims in Scotland, and whether or not to plead fundamental dishonesty.