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Judge and jury: privileges afforded to the public administration in Spain to determine their own liability
The peculiarities of Spanish administrative proceedings often baffle people whose own countries do not afford public authorities/administrations special privileges to investigate and determine their own liability. Here we aim to provide a brief overview of the system and point out some practical impacts for insurers.
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.
The Work and Pensions Committee will examine the current risks posed by asbestos in the workplace, the actions taken by the Health and Safety Executive to mitigate them and how its approach compares to those taken in other countries.
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
The 2021 Early May bank holiday marked 407 days since the UK Government imposed the first lockdown and, despite a brief respite (of-sorts) over the summer of 2020 and the short Christmas 2020 period, either due to nationwide restrictions or tier systems, leisure centres have been forced to close for over 60% of that time.
Kennedys has boosted its newly relocated office in Manchester with the hire of regulatory partner, Nathan Buckley, from Clyde & Co. Nathan specialises in regulatory defence work, particularly corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, environment and motor crime investigations and prosecutions, together with inquests across all industries.
Ransomware attacks have become one of the biggest cyber threats to all organisations. In 2020 and 2021 there have been a spate of attacks targeting councils. The consequences can be catastrophic: systems down for days or sometimes weeks, scrambled files, and employees unable to carry out duties.
Case review 2021-03-17
Court reaffirms principles of vicarious liability and their applicability to faith-based establishments
Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v BXB [15.03.21] - In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the extended principles of vicarious liability as set out in Cox v Ministry of Justice  and Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  , despite the lack of a traditional employee/employer relationship.
Case review 2021-03-16
The court’s approach to ‘failure to remove’ claims following Poole Borough Council v GN and another 
This article considers the court’s application and interpretation of Poole Borough Council v GN and another  (CN and GN) in a number of recent strike out decisions.
In 2020 we saw both pandemic and non-pandemic related amendments to the Civil Procedural Rules (CPR) and a general shift in how personal injury cases are managed by both the courts and solicitors. Looking ahead to 2021, what further changes might we expect to reflect this new way of working?