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Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief - March 2023 edition
In a robust decision handed down recently, HH Judge Andrew Li of the District Court (Judge) said “this is by far the worst case I have come across in my 10 years sitting on the bench” and that “such appalling conduct on the part of an officer of the court must be stopped in our profession, in particular in [Personal Injury] litigation.” It was found that the Plaintiff’s solicitor (Solicitor) deliberately tried to hide a subsequent accident (2nd Accident), vastly inflated the claim, failed to make proper discovery of documents and concealed the husband and wife relationship between himself and the Plaintiff. A personal costs order on indemnity scale was made against the Solicitor and the matter was referred to the Law Society for further investigation - Cheung Ka Man v Wong Yu Huen  HKDC 370.
Menopause and the workplace – considerations, risks, and how to manage them
Menopause affects 51% of the population. Despite this, a recent Parliamentary inquiry into menopause in the workplace found a systemic lack of awareness or understanding of menopause. In this article, we delve into some of the risks that employers could face as a result of a lack of understanding or support for women experiencing menopause symptoms in the workplace.
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.
Kennedys appointed to core Aviva UK GI claims legal panel following a strategic review
Aviva has announced the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of its defendant legal panel in 10 years.
Personal Injury Brief: market insights December 2022
A summary of key developments including the key civil justice priorities for the Civil Justice Council and Ministry of Justice, the discount rate in England & Wales, fixed recoverable costs, and the Health and Safety Executive’s annual report.
The duty of employers to protect employees from stress at work
Against the background of the cost of living crisis, we explore employers’ legal duty to protect employees from stress at work, and the Health and Safety Executive’s recommendations for recognising and supporting employees.
Reopening of occupational injury cases in the Council of Appeal
On 16 September 2022, the Council of Appeal ruled in an occupational injury case in which the Council of Appeal were summoned by Kennedys on behalf of the occupational injury insurance company.
Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Managing the risk of vicarious trauma from legal work
In this article, which was originally published in the Law Institute Journal, we explore a recent High Court case which considered the duty of care on law firms for lawyers exposed to vicarious trauma and the measures law firms need to implement.
Kennedys secures top tier rankings in The Legal 500 UK 2023
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.