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On 24 October 2018, the Chief Minister of the States of Jersey lodged the Draft Law, which deals with damages in high value injury claims, following concerns about the discount rate and periodical payment orders arising from an ongoing abuse case.
Kennedys’ healthcare partner Joanne O’Sullivan explores the significance of the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case in the UK and examines its relevance for Ireland.
We are pleased to announce that we have increased our presence in the EMEA region through an association with Israeli firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co, with whom we have been working for over ten years.
Case review 30/10/2018
The Supreme Court have ruled that Emergency Department receptionists owe a duty of care to patients not to provide misleading information about waiting times. This is a further example of the growing litigation surrounding the expansion of the duty of care Trusts owe outside of the more traditional doctor-patient relationships.
As AI gains more applications, the insurance industry knows it needs to keep pace in order to address the risks associated with its rise. AI goes across every aspect of insurance, but here we concentrate on the three sectors we consider it has particular impact.
As proud global partners of this year’s Dive In Festival, and in support of the annual theme of #time4inclusion, we canvassed the views of some of our legal apprentices on life at Kennedys, their careers, and what diversity and inclusion means to them. In the latest instalment of our Legal Apprentice interviews we spoke to Lily Manning, a Solicitor Apprentice based in our London office.
Case review 05/10/2018
This recent case provides helpful guidance for clinicians on the law of informed consent post-Montgomery.
In the first of a two part article, Grace Keegan, Senior Associate with Kennedys, provides a practical insight as to what to expect from each stage in the process.
Case review 03/10/2018
The Court of Appeal upheld earlier case law that a court was not obliged to draw adverse inferences against a party for failing to produce a witness. This case went further and provided clarity on what factors a court should consider when deciding what inferences should be made.
Where does the clinician stand in a post-Montgomery landscape of consent, where patients are akin to consumers? And how can you ensure your approach to consent, especially in elective surgery is up-to-date, patient-focussed and likely to withstand the scrutiny of a clinical negligence lawyer?