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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?
A new report has highlighted some important areas for attention that could help to reduce suicides. In response, NHS Resolution has made nine recommendations for NHS Trusts and national bodies to highlight potential lessons for those delivering mental health services.
Case review 03/09/2018
The Court of Appeal recently provided clarity on the rules relating to liability where the injury is directly linked to consent. It reinforces the materiality rule established in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  and confirms the limited scope of the causation principle established in Chester v Afshar .
On 14 June 2018, the Cabinet Secretary, Michael Matheson introduced the Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill, with significant implications for anyone dealing with serious injury claims in this jurisdiction.
On 25 April 2018, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (LRC)’s Sub-committee released a consultation paper to invite public views on whether the court should be given.
In this article, we examine the particular benefits of mediation for medical negligence cases and the new obligations on solicitors advising claimants.