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A summary of key developments including updates on discount rates and the Video Gaming Health and Wellbeing Strategy Bill.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Kennedys backs combination of criminal and regulatory regimes to help build confidence in driverless public transport
We have recommended that new criminal offences dealing with cyber-attacks on buses, taxis and other forms of public transport will be needed as the technology emerges, in our response to a Law Commission consultation. We have also said operators of driverless public transport should take personal responsibility for their safety as part of the protections needed to build consumer confidence in the concept.
We are pleased to confirm the launch of Portal Manager, the latest product in our award-winning innovative product suite aimed at helping clients use lawyers less. Portal Manager, an easy-to-use dashboard, generates real-time information on the number of claims an insurer has in the Ministry of Justice Claims Portal at any one time.
With the general election only two days away, many commentators have suggested that the Whiplash Reforms will not now come into force in April 2020 as has been proposed.
Case review 28/11/2019
Gavin Alexander v Gary Wheeler [18.10.2019]. In this case, the claimant’s personal injury claim for damages originally pleaded in excess of £800,000, was dismissed on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty. Kennedys were instructed to act on behalf of the defendant’s insurer, esure.
The UK is the second least supportive nation in their attitude towards the development of unmanned vessels, according to our study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong), and the least supportive of autonomous vehicles more generally.
Innovation expansion continues apace for Kennedys as it takes ‘virtual lawyer’ platform to Latin America
Following significant client interest, we have taken our award-winning virtual lawyer platform, KLAiM, to Latin America.
We are pleased to announced that a team of motor and general insurance lawyers from Withers KhattarWong in Singapore has joined us, making us one of the largest local providers of volume defence work and one of the largest motor insurance teams at any law firm in the country.
A roundup of recent cyber related developments including: non-material damages under the GDPR; data protection laws in Asia-Pacific; cyber attacks in the education sector; regulation of cryptoassets; blockchain in the pharmaceutical industry; challenges presented by autonomous vehicles; and algorithms as a new emerging risk.