Showing 1 - 10 of 215
Case review 2021-12-23
In this case, the Admiralty Court provides helpful clarification as to who should be considered an ‘operator’ for the purposes of limitation.
Following the publication of Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022, the firm has seen some impressive rankings in the latest guide to top law firms and lawyers across the region.
Between 2008 and the nadir of Somali piracy in 2011, hundreds of attacks on merchant vessels highlighted the need for the marine insurance market to come together to establish a pragmatic response to the issue of contributing to ransom payments ensuring the safety of life of the crew and consequently the cargo and vessel.
The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment, overturning the decision of the Commercial Court, in The Eternal Bliss. The case came before the courts as a preliminary issue to determine whether demurrage constitutes liquidated damages for all the consequences of the charterer’s failure to load or unload cargo within the permitted laytime, or only some of them.
Ship arrest procedure in Ireland is quick, straightforward, and requires no security from the arresting party. However, it is important to consider the jurisdictional basis of each claim to ensure there is a right of arrest - and avoid a potential liability for wrongful arrest.
Maritime regulatory reform is welcomed – but domestic progress must consider the global challenges for insurers
The UK Government’s consultation on maritime autonomy regulation closed this week. Kennedys submitted a response commending the recognition of the need to update the current regulatory framework, but urging caution in respect of potential additional risks to insurers arising from the government’s proposals.
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.
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
Case review 2021-11-03
It is a particular problem when a number of insurers subscribe to a policy but only some of that market wishes to pursue its rights of subrogation. Can one insurer’s reticence to join proceedings prevent the rest of the market from pursuing its rights?
Autonomous technology is being embraced by the maritime industry. It provides solutions to many difficulties facing the sector, including the demand for efficiency, sustainability and coping with a dwindling work force. However, its use also raises questions around liability and additional risks for the operators and their insurers.