Healthcare

Our leading international healthcare team advises private and public sector hospitals, healthcare professionals and their insurers on clinical and health law issues. We advise on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Healthcare is one of the most complex, fastest growing and heavily regulated industries, requiring specialised legal representation. Our leading international healthcare team advises private and public sector hospitals, healthcare professionals and their insurers on clinical and health law issues. We advise on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Acting across both the public and private healthcare sectors gives us a unique understanding of healthcare law from every perspective. Our market-leading team of dedicated legal and clinical experts has provided advice for over 30 years.

We have expertise all over the world and handle a wide range of health law matters on an international scale. We successfully manage medico-legal matters for hospitals, clinics, doctors, insurers, reinsurers and medical defence organisations.

Our healthcare advice

Our areas of advice include:

  • Advising life science organisations
  • Child protection
  • Clinical trials
  • Consent and related areas
  • Commercial contracts
  • Court of Protection
  • Death inquests
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Disciplinary tribunals
  • Employers’ liability
  • Governance
  • Healthcare data protection
  • Independent inquiries
  • Litigation defence
  • Litigation for healthcare professionals
  • Mediation
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Mental health
  • Mental capacity
  • Planning for impacts from new healthcare bills, and impacts from acts
  • Public liability
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Risk management issues and systems.
News

Kennedys secures major ruling for manufacturers and insurers in landmark group litigation

DePuy International Ltd’s ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal (MOM) Articulation, a total hip replacement prosthesis, is not defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (the Act), the High Court has ruled today in a decision likely to affect many hundreds of other claims against manufacturers of MOM hip implants in the UK and the EU generally.

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