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We’re delighted to announce that our London office is to move into London’s iconic Walkie-Talkie building as part of a major workplace transformation programme.
Despite its reputation as a largely arid land, Australia is shaping up as a most fertile ground for climate litigation. For insurers, climate exposure is no longer limited to the flames and storms that herald the start of the first party disaster season. Rather, insurers can expect to see more policy claims from insureds being pursued for misleading and deceptive conduct, non-disclosure, regulatory breaches and discovery requests. So too, as recently seen in New Zealand, insureds might well find themselves contesting novel duty of care claims.
Case review 2021-11-29
In the wake of the COP26 conference and the potential for further climate change litigation, we look at the recent Court of Appeal decision of Jalla & Anr v Shell International Trading & Anr [29. 09.21] which considered the extent to which representative actions may be allowed in mass environmental tort claims.
In the latest episode of Insurance Post TV, experts across the insurance sector preview the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which took place from 31 October until the middle of November.
Insurers have the opportunity to help drive global change but they cannot do it alone, blogs Kennedys partner Fleur Rochester.
London Market casualty insurers are continuing to experience increased notifications for climate change related claims. It is likely that this increase will prevail in light of the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26 which asks countries to “accelerate efforts towards phasing down unabated coal power”.
We assess the financial, legal and reputational developments that keep climate change at the top of the global board room agenda.
In this article, we set out the likely impact of the new regulatory watchdog and the new risks for businesses. We also look to the future of UK environmental regulation and enforcement.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, 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.
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.