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How our people are taking action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through community initiatives and partnerships
The Global Week to #Act4SDGs, which ran from 17 – 28 September –is focused on mobilisation and collective action by people and companies from all sectors, to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 was signed into Irish law on 26 December 2019. The Stage 1 provisions commenced on 1 September 2020. We have summarised below the Stage 2 provisions that come into effect on 1 September 2021 and have commented on their impact to insurers.
Understanding the political direction of travel at a country level is increasingly significant for businesses operating across international borders. This report demonstrates how salient macro-political issues are among grassroots communities, providing businesses and their insurers with a clear understanding of emerging risk to enable long-term sustainable operations.
In this blog we explore sentiment analysis and the different approaches of two off-the-shelf sentiment analysers, Vader and TextBlob. While these analysers can be good for a quick solution for a sentiment analysis use case, they sometimes fail to produce reliable results for certain use cases and scenarios.
The European Commission has recently published a landmark proposal for a legal framework that will regulate, and even ban, certain AI systems.
The publication, adoption and now statutory implementation of the Personal Injuries Guidelines is the culmination of long debated reform of personal injury claims in Ireland.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological change in the Administration of Justice. Many routine direction hearings and interlocutory applications are now conducted remotely. However, there is a backlog in civil trials involving witnesses. Now, in certain circumstances, fully remote civil trials are being conducted.
A summary of the latest global developments in the employment space including a case review of the Supreme Court decision of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [19.03.21], a comparison of the treatment of the COVID-19 vaccination in the US, Denmark, India and the UK, remote working to be legislated in Ireland, Australia’s Fair Work Commission which can now determine general protections dismissal applications and the introduction of the Employment Amendment Ordinance 2020 in Hong Kong.
In this global update Kennedys' medical malpractice specialists from 16 jurisdictions across the globe discuss the operational and digital response of healthcare organisations and providers, to the pandemic.
Case review 2021-03-01
‘Speak now, or forever hold your peace’ Irish High Court rules insurer was justified in refusing cover for late notification
The decision in the recent High Court case of Moloney v Cashel Taverns Limited (In Voluntary Liquidation) & Anor [10.12.20] is a welcome addition to the body of Irish case law. The Court held that Liberty Insurance DAC (insurer) was justified in refusing indemnity to Cashel Taverns Limited (insured) as the insured was fully aware of the incident giving rise to the claim but failed to promptly notify its insurer.