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The government has recently sought views on their leasehold reform proposals, to which Kennedys have provided a response.
In this report, we take a look at the current professional indemnity and financial lines trends and what we expect to see more of over the coming year.
In this edition, we consider some recent court decision addressing issues including: entitlement to adjudicate; the scope of retainer letters; vicarious liability for data breaches; brokers’ negligence; duty of care for construction professionals; and solicitors’ negligence when fraud is present.
Case review 27/11/2018
This recent case may pave the way for a change of approach to the duty of care obligations for construction professionals.
Case review 21/11/2018
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision emphasising the need for a succinct, clear and concise client engagement letter, which in turn highlights the importance it can have in determining professional liability.
We are pleased to announce that we have increased our presence in the EMEA region through an association with Israeli firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co, with whom we have been working for over ten years.
In May of 2018, the American Law Institute (ALI) approved a final draft of the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance (RLLI), which is the ALI’s first venture into the field of liability insurance. The approval of the RLLI came after eight years of controversy among advocates for insurers and policyholders, and twenty-nine drafts.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
Case review 17/10/2018
The recent judgment in Dalamd Ltd v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Ltd has clarified the appropriate test for causation in insurance brokers’ negligence cases.
In the landmark case of Serious Fraud Office (SFO) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the Court of Appeal has overturned a controversial High Court decision restricting the application of litigation privilege. Elisabeth Ross considers what this means for practitioners.