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Kennedys opens year with confirmation of Latin American expansion

We are pleased to confirm that we have strengthened our presence in Latin America with the addition of an office in Argentina and an association in Puerto Rico.

Claims Handling Law and Practice - A Practitioner's Guide

Our latest edition of Claims Handling Law and Practice - A Practitioner's Guide has now been launched. This new edition is significantly expanded, with 13 new chapters reflecting the wholesale reform of the litigation landscape over the past few years.

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We have over 1,900 people across our network of offices, and we're still growing. Find out about careers for trainees, legal and non-legal staff, and our legal apprenticeship programme.

Spotlight on: Argentina

Our Argentinian team has an outstanding reputation for handling complex litigation and trials for insurers, mediation and advising on a full range of claims.

  • This month at Lloyd’s of London, Kennedys’ solicitors Neelam Buck and Emily Clift spoke to the market about wildfire risks, as part of a series on Emerging Risks provided in partnership with the under-35s claims group for Lloyd’s managing agents claims adjusters and Lloyd’s claims brokers (LMA LIIBA U35s).

    In this briefing we consider some recent decisions that have been handed down in the UK and overseas courts, that include: the meaning of “unit” under the Hague Rules; the right of owners to abandon a vessel arguably late and claim a CTL; and ‘whaling’ in Singapore, which is a cyber attack case, where payments are made by a bank on the instructions of an impostor.

    We are thrilled to confirm that Alex Potts, a partner in our Bermuda office, has officially been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel of England and Wales, becoming the first ever Bermuda-based barrister to be appointed as such under the current appointment system which was introduced in 2005.

    In The Eurohope, the Singapore High Court was asked to consider whether a ship can be arrested in Singapore for the purpose of obtaining security in aid of foreign court proceedings. It held that it could not. However, this decision does not affect the courts’ power to retain property arrested as security for foreign arbitration, which is expressly provided for by Section 7 of the International Arbitration Act (IAA).

    We are pleased to announce that we have promoted four attorneys to our partnership in the United States, taking our worldwide partner count to 271.

    Major Shipping & Trading Inc v Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Ltd, is the first reported decision by the Singapore High Court regarding a social engineering scam known as ‘whaling’ or ‘spoofing’.