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It is well established that Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998 is engaged at inquest if the deceased was under the control of the state, for example whilst imprisoned or detained under the Mental Health Act 2005.
Kennedys celebrates office anniversary by launching Sheffield healthcare practice with new partner hire
We are pleased to announce that we have hired healthcare partner, Tom Armstrong, to head up a new healthcare team based in our Sheffield office, which opened in 2010. Tom, who joins from Browne Jacobson, will lead a team in Sheffield able to defend clinical negligence claims against GPs, NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. Tom will be working closely with our healthcare lawyers in Birmingham, Cambridge and London.
Case review 04/06/2019
Last year the High Court boldly concluded that the standard of proof required for a conclusion of suicide (whether recorded in short-form or as a narrative statement) at an inquest is the civil standard of “on the balance of probabilities” and not the criminal standard of “beyond reasonable doubt”.
We have highlighted that NHS trusts, private hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to prepare for new responsibilities under the regime governing the deprivation of liberty of those without the mental capacity to consent to it.
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market.
Government figures show that there were 1810 deaths on the roads in Great Britain in the year ending September 2016.
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