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Following on from our previous article on significant issues in Australia’s building and construction industry, we provide an update on a recent important development relating to Aluminium Composite Panelling (ACP).
Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, big data and machine learning are terms that have quickly become part of the lexicon used to describe contemporary approaches to machine-enabled decision making. While these approaches have begun to have an impact on many business processes, they continue to stop well short of the more extreme claims that have been made of AI.
We are very pleased to once again be a global gold-level sponsor of Dive in, the international festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance.
Royal Commission Fallout: Extending unfair contract terms protections to consumer and small business insurance contracts
The Financial Services Royal Commission recommended a number of significant reforms to the Australian insurance industry. One of its key recommendations was that the existing unfair contract terms regime should be extended to apply to consumer and small business insurance contracts. Nicholas Blackmore discusses how the regime will apply to insurance contracts, what types of insurance contract clauses might be considered unfair and what Australian insurers should be doing to prepare themselves for the regime.
Case review 22/05/2019
On 24 April 2019, Rees J in the NSW Supreme Court considered whether there was double insurance where an Insured held two public liability policies for the same risk, one containing an ‘excess clause’ and the other an ‘escape clause’.
We're bringing our ground-breaking virtual defence lawyer, KLAiM, to Australia. Using the collective knowhow of hundreds of Kennedys’ lawyers from around the globe, KLAiM allows clients to deal with litigation without needing to use a lawyer.
We are pleased to announce that international arbitration specialist Celine Abi Habib Kanakri has joined our Dubai office as a partner. Joining from Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Celine’s practice is focused on complex UAE and international arbitration across a range of industry sectors.
The Council of Attorneys-General (‘COAG’) have issued a Discussion Paper for the Review of the Model Defamation Provisions. They have invited submissions on the questions set out in the Discussion Paper and any related matters by 30 April 2019.
We were pleased to help secure a 50-year lease for the development of a regional expansion project in the Philippines for Hong Kong business jet operator Metrojet