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We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
Case review 20-02-2020
The Court of Appeal’s decision this week in the Financial Reporting Council Ltd v Sports Direct International Plc is a timely reminder of the importance of legal privilege, which particularly resonates in the data protection/cyber sector.
Case review 02-10-2019
Claims by data subjects have been labelled “the new PPI”, particularly following the ratification of the right to non-material damages in the GDPR. Worryingly, the latest decision of Lloyd v Google appears to have made it even easier for claimants to bring such claims, particularly en masse.
What a week it has been. England have won the Cricket World Cup, and both Marriott and British Airways have been hit for six by the ICO. It’s fair to say that both the England team and the ICO have upped their game.
Case review 13-05-2019
On 13 May 2019 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the above case. The outcome of the case, in which Kennedys was instructed on behalf of the successful defendant insurers, will be welcomed by the insurance industry as it will help to provide certainty in respect of the construction and effect of notifications to professional indemnity policies.
The potentially devastating consequences of large-scale cyber data breaches may be bigger for SME’s, as they lack the same resources to protect themselves against an attack.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
Case review 05-12-2018
We live in a landscape where a rapidly increasing number of organisations collect and process personal data on an immense scale. Systemic failures or successful cyber attacks can easily lead to data breaches that affect a large number of individuals, all of whom are potential claimants.
GDPR - a 10 step pre-launch checklist
It is often said that data is the new oil of the digital economy.