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We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.
It’s just over four years since the Grenfell tragedy on 14 June 2017 and its far-reaching consequences continue to reverberate around the UK construction industry. As a result, the government commissioned an independent inquiry led by Dame Judith Hackitt looking at the building regulations and fire safety, with a particular focus on high-rise residential buildings. A final report was published in May 2018.
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.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
New competence- and training requirements for insurers, employees in insurance companies and insurance brokers are coming into force.
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.
In recent years, we have seen several examples of plaintiffs in a lawsuit before the Danish courts receiving financial support from a third party.
We have advised that minimum safety standard for an autonomous vehicle (AV) should be above that of the “average” human driver as to do anything less than this is to risk public confidence in this emergent technology.