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Insights

Access our publications, articles, case reviews and events.

Publications

20 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Personal Injury Brief.
3 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.
16 February 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of London Market Brief.

Articles

21 March 2017
The government’s 7 February 2017 Housing White Paper identified that “we need from 225,000 to 275,000 or more homes per year to keep up with population growth and start to tackle years of under supply” and confirmed “an extra £1.4 billion for our Affordable Homes Programme taking total investment… to over £7 billion to build around 225,000 affordable homes in this parliament”.
20 March 2017
A summary of key developments including the discount rate reduction, review of fixed recoverable costs, rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe birth injury, raising the small claims limit, proposals for transforming the justice system, a UK Medical Licencing Assessment and updated guidance on patient information.
20 March 2017
The Lord Chancellor’s announcement on 27 February 2017 to reduce the discount rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75% surprised those representing both claimants and defendants. Whilst all parties anticipated it would fall, it was not expected to be a reduction of this magnitude. The intervening period, since the announcement, has seen a flurry of activity with claimants seeking to withdraw Part 36 Offers and defendants accepting them out of time.

Case reviews

21 March 2017
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The initial date for the calculation of the two year statute of limitations stipulated in section 23 of the Insurance Contract Act for cases where there is a judicial claim.
16 March 2017
The High Court’s decision in the recent case of Ackerman v Thornhill and Others is noteworthy in the context of disclosure and settlement litigation.
8 March 2017
In judicial review proceedings, the Court agreed to quash a Financial Ombudsman Service decision (FOS) (that involved an applicant with cognitive problems) in circumstances where the Ombudsman provided insufficient reasons for departing from the relevant law regarding misrepresentation.

Events

4 April 2017
We are delighted to be holding our first inquests, claims and learning forum at our Birmingham office on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
31 March 2017
We are delighted to be hosting our next marine breakfast seminar on the international carriage of goods by road.
30 March 2017
Kennedys is delighted to be holding our annual review seminar in London, which will focus on some of the key developments in the financial lines and professional indemnity insurance market during 2016.
 

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