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Kennedys continues Legal 500 success with 2023 EMEA rankings
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 has once again recognised Kennedys as a leading firm across the region.
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.
The Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Bill 2022: the introduction of class actions to Ireland
The EU Representative Actions Directive (EU) 2020/1828 is to be transposed into Irish law by 25 December 2022, with effect from June 2023. The Directive aims to improve consumers’ access to justice by introducing a standardised EU wide legal mechanism by which consumers, who are affected by the same alleged infringements of EU law, can bring a representative action.
Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenge of climate change
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
Ireland’s defamation reform - long overdue and welcomed
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.
Chambers Europe 2023: Kennedys achieves rankings in Denmark, France, Ireland and Spain
Kennedys' teams in Paris, Madrid, Dublin and Copenhagen have been ranked by Chambers Europe 2023.
The Senior Executive Accountability Regime – Key points for directors' and officers' (D&O) insurers
Ireland is set to increase regulatory oversight of persons with decision making power in regulated financial entities. The changes being proposed are likely to lead to an increase in both the number of claims made under the directors' & officers' (D&O) insurance policies of those regulated entities and the costs incurred in respect of those claims.
Impact of the EU Green Deal to insurers two years on
We assess the financial, legal and reputational developments that keep climate change at the top of the global board room agenda.
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.
Case review 2018-08-15
Litigation funding: Irish Supreme Court holds a non-party liable for legal costs in a landmark judgment
On 27 July 2018, the Supreme Court upheld a 2011 High Court decision that a non-party to proceedings, who was a director and shareholder of the insolvent plaintiff companies, was personally liable for the costs awarded against those companies.