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We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Suzanne Liversidge as our first global managing partner. She will work alongside Nick Thomas, who has been senior partner for over 20 years and was re-elected for a fifth term in 2017, following an uncontested ballot.
We have previously examined the potential occupational disease risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where we refer to nanomaterials as the next ‘miracle dust ‘for its asbestos-like qualities, and it is this material that we now delve into and the specific health risks it poses.
Shoshana Mather explores the lengths claimants are willing to go to for whatever financial gain they can make.
On 7 May 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal applied to the Legal Services Board for approval to alter its rules, to allow it to decide cases on the civil standard of proof. If it is successful, solicitors facing future misconduct charges will have their cases assessed according to the arguably less stringent balance of probabilities, rather than beyond reasonable doubt (the standard of proof adopted by the criminal courts) which is currently applied.
Historically the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not enforced health and safety at work legislation in areas where safety is sufficiently protected by alternative law enforcement authorities.
We are pleased to announce the addition of insurance coverage attorney Louis Kozloff. With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance field, Lou represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and regularly advises insurance industry clients on a wide variety of coverage issues, including directors’ and officers’, errors and omissions, general liability, marine and extra-contractual exposure matters. He joins as a partner in our Philadelphia office.
Partner Mark Lloyd, who is also Chairman of the Admiralty Solicitors Group and Director of Maritime London, reviews the UK government’s latest thinking on the state of the marine industry and the way ahead.
Businesses must carefully consider the possible interruption and consequences of changes to environmental legislation and regulation that Brexit would bring. In the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) with a deal, there will be a transition period providing continuity during that time.
The Australian Government is proposing to increase the liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 . These changes will come into force on 1 October 2019. The Australian Government recently issued an Exposure Draft of these Regulations.
Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released its final report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report looks at the impact of digital platforms on consumers, businesses and the media in Australia and recommends reforms to competition and consumer laws, media regulation and privacy law.