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Case review 2020-04-07
Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP [26.03.20]: In his leading judgment, Coulson LJ is clear that professional negligence claims cannot be used a platform for disgruntled clients to escape criminal prosecution or receive compensation.
Kennedys was once again proud to be a global sponsor of this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival.
Although the core, three-day, festival has finished, some fringe events are still taking place around the world, aimed at engaging and educating the sector on the importance of diversity and inclusion in insurance by providing people with understanding, knowledge and the tools to implement positive change.
As a proud global partner of this year’s Dive In Festival, and in support of the annual theme of #InclusionImpact, we spoke to a number of our people around the network to find out about their individual career journeys. In the first instalment of our career stories we spoke to Kelsey Evans, a paralegal based in our Dubai office.
Case review 2019-03-18
This recent Supreme Court decision serves as an important reminder of the role of implied terms in contract law. This long-running case has ruled that it is possible to imply terms into an offer whilst also serving as a reminder that contracts do not always have to be in writing.
Case review 2018-11-16
On its dissolution, a company legally ceases to exist and any assets revert to the Crown. Where this includes privileged documentation, does privilege survive and why? This was the issue before the court recently in Lee Victor Addlesee & Ors v Dentons Europe LLP.
Case review 2018-05-29
In Dunhill, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision dismissing a professional negligence claim against solicitors and counsel regarding settlement of a personal injury claim just before trial.
Case review 2018-04-10
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.
As the insurance industry faces daily challenges in keeping up with emerging risks, we take a moment to consider legal developments in claims against the more ‘traditional’ accounting profession over the past 12 months.
As part of our Women in Insurance series, we were privileged to welcome leading careers expert Aimee Bateman, founder and CEO of careercake.com, to our Manchester office where we hosted a seminar on Growing and Building your Personal Brand.
Professional negligence claims are often heavily swayed by witness evidence, which is by its nature inherently uncertain. You can never quite predict what a witness will say or how a court will react.