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Global law firm Kennedys has strengthened its insurance coverage capabilities and global insurance practice with the hire of Mark Dessi from US firm Skarzynski Black. He joins as a partner in the New York office where he is reunited with several former partners from Sedgwick who joined Kennedys CMK last autumn.
While it is almost universally accepted that companies cannot prevent a cyber fraud attack taking place, it is possible to limit the damage that is suffered.
We are pleased to confirm that we have promoted six solicitors to our partnership, taking our worldwide partner count to 279.
Case review 23/04/2018
Under the trusts laws of most commonwealth jurisdictions, where a court finds a trustee personally liable for a breach of trust, the court has discretion to relieve that trustee of personal liability.
The Act applies to both UK and overseas persons. Offshore financial service providers, in particular, are deemed ‘high risk’ and, as such, the Act has real implications for offshore financial advisors, trustees, accountants and law firms as well as their professional indemnity insurers.
Case review 10/04/2018
TCC strikes out claim pursued under assignment where permission to amend sought after limitation had expired
Kennedys has recently been successful in striking out a substantial claim for damages due to the claimant’s fundamental misunderstanding of the practical effect of an assignment of a cause of action.
These days, the skills involved in completing a 1,000 piece jigsaw over Christmas are exactly the skills needed to decipher various professional roles in construction developments.
In a surprise judgment late in 2016, Mischcon de Reya (MdR) was held liable to its client — Dreamvar — in respect of a property purchase in which Dreamvar was defrauded by an unknown third party.
We are thrilled to announce that we have published a significantly updated edition of our guide to claims handling, which helps empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers.
We are thrilled to confirm that Alex Potts, a partner in our Bermuda office, has officially been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel of England and Wales, becoming the first ever Bermuda-based barrister to be appointed as such under the current appointment system which was introduced in 2005.