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Defamation, for those exposed to it, can be a terrible, destructive force. Its impact is felt by the scorching effect of ruined relationships and careers, by the mud that sticks long after vindication, by the chilling effect when sued and the self-censorship that follows, and by the time and money absorbed in stressful, open ended defamation litigation.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 editions of legal directories covering Asia Pacific has seen us continue recent rankings success.
Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Kennedys’ core values; being approachable, supportive, straightforward and distinctive. It’s something that is very important to us.
We are very pleased to confirm that, in addition to the firm’s gold level global partnership, we are a local sponsor of this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival in four US cities – Chicago, Miami, New York and Philadelphia.
Our global expansion has been supported by a 20% increase in headcount worldwide to over 1900 personnel, with lateral partner hires and mergers across our offices boosting the partnership to 277 – representing a rise of 37%.
We are excited to confirm that we are the official gold level global partner for this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival.
We have put our approach to innovation and our role as a knowledge resource to the fore with the launch of a new, responsive website.
Case review 22/01/2018
Sinfield v London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (in Liquidation) [22.01.18]
Case review 15/12/2017
NSW Court of Appeal sets important precedent for defending claims arising from injuries suffered by professional sportspeople
On 7 December 2017 the Court of Appeal of NSW handed down its judgment in Goode v Angland , in which it unanimously dismissed the appeal against the decision of Harrison J (Goode v Angland ).
Is a professional sport a ‘recreational activity’ for the purpose of the exclusion of liability for harm for obvious risks contained in section 5L of the Civil Liability Act?
In the recent Supreme Court decision in Goode v Angland, Harrison J considered whether section 5L of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)(the Act), which provides a defence to a claim arising from harm suffered from obvious risks of dangerous recreational activities, applied to a professional sport.