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Case review 15/11/2018
This case considered the scope of the duty of care owed by healthcare professionals to non-patients, confirming that it would only arise in the most novel of cases.
Case review 13/11/2018
The Court of Appeal confirmed that a successful defendant can enforce an order for costs out of sums payable to the claimant by way of an order for damages made against a different defendant.
Seriously injured claimants often find themselves in a position where their current property is no longer suitable for their needs. More space is needed to facilitate extensive aids and equipment, or rooms for resident carers.
Case review 08/11/2018
A recent decision of the All Scotland Personal Injury Court indicates that pursuers looking to abuse the rules of the compulsory pre-action protocol for personal injury, will be penalised severely.
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.
Our team in Scotland comment on how changes to the way claims for personal injury are handled by the courts are set to significantly increase the bill for Scottish insurers and policyholders.
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.
Case review 26/10/2018
EC claim dismissed for failing to attend medical examination under Section 16 ECO