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Publications

20 March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of Personal Injury Brief.
11 October 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of London Market Brief.
4 October 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Professions and Financial Lines Brief.

Articles

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.

Case reviews

18 October 2017
The case of George Manson & others v Henry Robb Ltd saw the Court of Session wrestle with the longstanding question of judge versus jury awards. It also considered the impact of a reduced life expectancy on the overall compensation figure. £75,000 was awarded to the widow, and £30,000 to each son.
29 June 2017
In the recent appeal case of Select Car Rentals (North West) Limited v Esure Services Limited, Mr Justice Turner upheld an earlier judgment to award costs to a successful defendant, despite the claimants themselves receiving the benefit of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) protection.
10 May 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled in Marcela Pešková & Jiří Peška v Travel Service [04.05.17] that, in the context of EC Regulation 261/2004 (the Regulation), a collision between an aircraft and a bird is an “extraordinary circumstance”, which may exempt the carrier from its obligation to pay compensation.
 

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