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On 17 May 2018 the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (the Committee) published its report on “The impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical sector”.
We are excited to confirm that we are the official gold level global partner for this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival.
We are advising employers to be sure of the law around working in higher temperatures, as employees across the country sweat it out during the UK heatwave.
We have put our approach to innovation and our role as a knowledge resource to the fore with the launch of a new, responsive website.
Case review 29/05/2018
The Hon MacDonald J recently provided his judgment on the very sad case of a 11-month-old boy, Isaiah Haastrup, admitted to the paediatric intensive care ward of King's College Hospital. The High Court of Justice was asked to determine whether it was in Isaiah's best interests for his life sustaining treatment to continue, where discontinuance of the treatment would lead to Isaiah's death. Ultimately, the court held that it was not in the child's best interests for the treatment to be continued.
The DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip litigation - Kennedys represents successful defendant in landmark product liability group action
In a landmark group action ruling, the Honourable Mrs Justice Andrews DBE sitting in the High Court has ruled in favour of the defendant, DePuy, finding that the product is not defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
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.
Case review 10/05/2018
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that if liability has been admitted, a claimant who has instructed solicitors on legal aid and switches to a CFA, cannot then recover the success fee and ATE premium.
In our forecast, we look back on 2017 and recap the main themes that emerged – which includes the discount rate review and wider civil justice reform.
Kennedys recently had the pleasure of being joined by two leading experts on the early notification scheme (ENS), introduced by NHS Resolution on 1 April 2017.