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Podcast 23 out 2020
In this episode, our Cyber Sounds team of Tom Pelham, Ollie Dent and Elizabeth Bardsley are joined by Harry Tucker, Cyber Claims Specialist at AXIS Capital. The team discuss setting out in and understanding cyber insurance, sophisticated hacking tactics and the cultural differences in the market, and play ‘Hacklanta’.
Article 22 out 2020
In Scotland, the introduction of Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) together with the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, has arguably created fertile ground for an increase in fabricated, misrepresented and exaggerated claims. Ongoing vigilance is therefore vital.
News 22 out 2020
We’re very pleased to announce a collaboration with AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, to jointly launch the AXIS Marine Cyber Insurance product.
Case review 20 out 2020
Kennedys marine team won a significant victory recently in the California Court of Appeal in the case of Prickett v Bonnier Corp [13 October 2020] which dealt with the issue of damages for loss of society in the context of a maritime case.
Blog 19 out 2020
“I’m calling because I am aware that you have been involved in an accident and you may be entitled to compensation.” We are all familiar with a call or text message like this but have you ever stopped to consider that this may not just be a way for a claim management company to generate leads for claims? In fact, this is just one of the ways a compensation scam can start.
Case review 14 out 2020
Requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases upheld by the High Court in Ireland
The High Court in Ireland struck out this professional negligence claim against a defendant solicitor, in circumstances where the plaintiff failed to obtain expert evidence in support of his claim. The principles asserted by Mr Justice Meenan are equally as applicable in clinical negligence claims.
News 9 out 2020
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Article 7 out 2020
It is estimated that extreme weather events cost the world US$150 billion in 2019. In Canada, insurers are facing mounting pressure to re-evaluate traditional products which often insufficiently respond to the property losses experienced by their insureds as a result of natural disasters such as the recent hail storm in Calgary which led to estimated losses of $1.2bn.
Report 7 out 2020
When countries with well-developed health systems scrambled to purchase life-saving ventilators at the start of the COVID-19 crisis it illustrated just how serious the pandemic would be. Working on a war footing, governments from France to Germany, the UK and the US asked industry to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment at speed.
Article 6 out 2020
The Bermuda Monetary Authority issued on 30 September 2020 the Insurance Sector Operational Cyber Risk Management Code of Conduct in its final form after submitting a draft for consultation to the industry in the late 2019.