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We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.
We are pleased to announce our technology operation Kennedys Kognitive Computing, in India, has more than doubled its office space as it continues to grow its development team.
The Irish Government is set to approve significant amendments to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995 (the Act) as part of its plan to reform the insurance sector in Ireland. The proposed amendment will curtail the liability of occupiers in this jurisdiction, and as such, will be a welcome development for business owners in Ireland.
The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee received Cabinet approval to publish the Review of the Defamation Act 2009 (the Review) on 1 March 2022, and to prepare new defamation legislation. In this article, we look at the impact of jury abolition on defamation cases in Ireland, as well as some of the major proposal outlined in the Review of the Defamation Act 2009.
With mandatory climate disclosures becoming law in the UK, effective from 6 April 2022, and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission announcing its long awaited climate disclosure rule on 21 March 2022, this report provides a snapshot of the approach towards climate disclosures in some of the jurisdictions in which Kennedys operates, before focusing on what this means for our policyholder and insurer clients in the financial lines arena.
We have appointed Alan Demirkaya as our new HR director to drive forward our transformation plans and ensure that we continue to attract the industry’s top talent. He will lead a team spanning the UK, Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Pacific, reporting to global managing partner, Suzanne Liversidge.
Case review 2022-05-04
The recent judgment of Mr Justice Simons in Anna Kolton v Paramount LTD trading as Esplanade Hotel is a notable one for both insurers and business owners as it contains welcome commentary on quantum and the duty on plaintiffs to issue proceedings at the appropriate court level.
We have promoted our largest ever number of lawyers to partner. With 22 new partners joining the partnership, it is more than double the number promoted last year (10) and takes our total worldwide partner count to 293.
Kennedys receives top tier rankings in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the region.
Kennedys' teams in Paris, Madrid, Dublin and Copenhagen have been ranked by Chambers Europe 2022 for their work in insurance and dispute resolution.