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A summary of key developments including an update on recent changes to civil justice reforms, a consultation on financial redress for in-care victims and survivors in Scotland and an update on the Law Commissions consultation on automated vehicles.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues in relation to incidents that really are nobody’s fault, an application to withdraw an admission of liability, whether a tour operator is liable for the criminal acts of hotel employees, the impact of decisions in criminal proceedings and when is a path a highway.
The Government Actuary Department (GAD) has published their determination of the discount rate in Scotland, concluding that it should remain unchanged at minus 0.75%.
There is much speculation about the turbulence that might follow Brexit, whether on a deal or no-deal basis.
Osseointegration or direct skeletal fixation (DSF) is an alternative method of attaching a prosthesis to an amputee’s body and involves a titanium rod being inserted directly into the bone. The process therefore eliminates the need for a traditional socket. Here, we get the views of an orthopaedic surgeon who has trained to carry out osseointegration and a prosthetics expert who clinically treats amputees who have undergone the surgery.
Kennedys wins Innovation in the Business of Law accolade at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards
We are delighted to announce that our remarkable innovations journey has continued as we won Innovation in the Business of Law: New products and services at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Recently we have taken over several personal injury claims in the advanced stages of ligation where claimants have pleaded, by way of length expert pension reports, substantial future loss of pension income on 'defined contribution: money purchase schemes' (i.e. those most commonly held by employed or self-employed claimants who do not have access to a 'defined benefit scheme' such as a final salary scheme.
After a long reform process lasting nearly two and a half years, the Lord Chancellor has today finally determined a new personal injury discount rate of minus 0.25% effective from 5 August 2019.