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Following a major development boom in Australia, recent events have highlighted significant issues in the building and construction industry.
The French data protection regulator, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Liberties (CNIL), has levied a fine of €50 million against technology giant Google for breaches of the GDPR.
Case review 18/01/2019
The New South Wales Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in the matter of Mobis Parts Australia Pty Ltd v XL Insurance Company SE  NSWCA 342. The decision provides authority in relation to the equitable remedy of rectification, the common-law test for loss and costs.
We are pleased to announce that KLAiM, our ground-breaking virtual defence lawyer that allows clients to take more control over litigation, is being rolled out internationally and also to new lines.
Case review 04/12/2018
For the first time, insurers have successfully asked an Australian court to treat a class action proceeding as constituting multiple Claims for indemnity purposes – in effect, denying the policyholder cover for the settlement and its associated Defence Costs.
In March 2018 the way a patient in Victoria can direct their care after they lose decision making capacity changed with the introduction of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (‘Act’).
Retentions are a controversial issue within the construction industry. It is common for a sum of money – often around 5% of the total value of a contract – to be retained by employers against their suppliers until the end of the project.
In a business driven by the identification, assessment, management and improvement of risk, insurance supervisors in Asia Pacific continue to move toward risk based supervision as a means of identifying key prudential and conduct risks in the pursuit of financial stability and policyholder protection.
A more diverse workforce brings with it better perspectives and ideas, which is crucial as we create new products and look to transform legal services for our clients.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our innovation capabilities with the opening of a new business, Kennedys Kognitive Computing, and the appointment of a nine-strong development team in India.