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Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, having confirmed that the five tests which must be satisfied before lockdown can be adjusted have been met.
On 13 February 2020, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published guidance on the regulation of products for consumption containing cannabidiol (CBD).
This report looks at who currently bears the cost of funding personal care for those with catastrophic injuries, and the need to better manage these costs in future.
The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed the inflexibility and lack of innovation in personal care systems around the world. Relieving these pressures will require an innovative new approach.
Case review 2020-05-12
In the Scottish case of Johnstone v NHS Grampian, the Court of Session found that the pursuer’s consent to medical treatment had been given on the basis of sufficient information about the alternative treatments available and the potential risks of treatment so as to be ‘Montgomery compliant’.
Case review 2020-05-05
The Scottish Court of Session judgment in Andrews v Greater Glasgow Health Board addresses the scope of the duty of care of a junior doctor; and whether a case will fail on causation, if a precise point in time when an event would have occurred could not be determined.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
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.
Financial Conduct Authority has announced it intends to ask the courts to rule on whether a ‘representative sample of the most frequently used’ BI policy wording provide cover for COVID-19 related losses.