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Case review 2020-10-20
Kennedys marine team won a significant victory recently in the California Court of Appeal in the case of Prickett v Bonnier Corp [13 October 2020] which dealt with the issue of damages for loss of society in the context of a maritime case.
“I’m calling because I am aware that you have been involved in an accident and you may be entitled to compensation.” We are all familiar with a call or text message like this but have you ever stopped to consider that this may not just be a way for a claim management company to generate leads for claims? In fact, this is just one of the ways a compensation scam can start.
There is a wealth of data generated by electronic devices or apps that the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) permit disclosure of, but in reality it is often overlooked by both parties in litigation. Rule 31.5 and the Practice Direction to Part 31 of the CPR permit disclosure of electronic documents.
Case review 2020-10-14
Requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases upheld by the High Court in Ireland
The High Court in Ireland struck out this professional negligence claim against a defendant solicitor, in circumstances where the plaintiff failed to obtain expert evidence in support of his claim. The principles asserted by Mr Justice Meenan are equally as applicable in clinical negligence claims.
Following our last two articles in our series regarding “modern methods of construction” , this article will focus on contractual issues to be considered when drafting contracts related to projects using MMC and in particular, off-site construction.
Case review 2020-10-09
The Court of Appeal have today handed down the judgment in this landmark decision, finding in favour of the appellant who had challenged the decision of no award for her accommodation claim.
Judicial review of the changes to the Use Classes Order and permitted development rights set for 14-15 October 2020
The recent changes to the Use Classes Order 1987 and Permitted Development rights regime covered in our previous article, although now in force, have been met with a legal challenge by the Rights: Community: Action group (RCA).
When countries with well-developed health systems scrambled to purchase life-saving ventilators at the start of the COVID-19 crisis it illustrated just how serious the pandemic would be. Working on a war footing, governments from France to Germany, the UK and the US asked industry to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment at speed.
Insurance Connect: Data privacy challenges for Hong Kong insurers setting up Greater Bay Area Service Desks
As part of the plans for the financial integration of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission and the Hong Kong Insurance Authority have been working on an “insurance connect” scheme (Insurance Connect). The aim of Insurance Connect is to facilitate cross-border insurance business and eventually to allow the cross-border sale of insurance products within the GBA.
It is estimated that extreme weather events cost the world US$150 billion in 2019. In Canada, insurers are facing mounting pressure to re-evaluate traditional products which often insufficiently respond to the property losses experienced by their insureds as a result of natural disasters such as the recent hail storm in Calgary which led to estimated losses of $1.2bn.