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20 March 2018
With the increasing number of fundamental dishonesty authorities south of the border, there is no such luxury in Scotland. Grubb v Finlay [2017], which is being appealed this week, was a unique case where the pursuer’s claimed damages of £500,000 were reduced to just over £7,000. Despite evidence of impersonation and of lying about why his employment was terminated, along with driving convictions when the pursuer claimed he couldn’t drive etc., his conduct was not considered to amount to fundamental dishonesty.
11 January 2018
The coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will introduce important changes requiring greater vigilance over compliance if fines are to be avoided.
30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
20 September 2017
The three-year limitation period in child abuse claims is about to be lifted in Scotland. Whilst the new law represents a victory for campaigners – and reflects the policy aims of the Scottish government – compensators should be alive to the potential spike in claims.
15 September 2017
Scottish legal practice continues to change. With the dust not yet settled on the new compulsory pre-action protocol (as introduced in July 2016), the next round of proposed reforms are already in the pipeline.
8 August 2017
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has indicated four key issues/risks in light of Brexit and has put a marker down about the importance of a transition period to allow the UK to adjust.
21 June 2017
Last month, we submitted a response to the Department of Health’s consultation on a rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury.
16 June 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
25 May 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is poised to introduce significant changes to data protection law in the EU, which will impact on many organisations.
2 May 2017
The day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to begin the Brexit process, Lloyd’s of London confirmed its plans to open a new European insurance subsidiary in Brussels.
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