Medical malpractice

Acting across both the public and private healthcare sectors gives us a unique understanding of medical malpractice from every perspective.

Our global market-leading team of dedicated legal and clinical experts has provided advice for over 30 years, ranging from missed fractures to cerebral palsy claims. We advise public and private hospitals and their insurers, healthcare bodies and healthcare professionals.

Due to the extent of our expertise, our global team work on many high-profile and landmark cases, throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Kennedys are experts in dispute resolution. Our commitment to innovation and quality means where litigation is required, we are at the cutting edge in the medical malpractice arena. We have extensive trial experience and hold a substantial track record on matters of fundamental and strategic importance.


Areas of advice include:

  • Child protection
  • Clinical trials
  • Complex or high-value cases
  • Consent and related areas
  • Costs
  • Data privacy and protection
  • Death investigations, inquests and inquiries
  • Group litigation for healthcare professionals
  • Hospital by-laws and accreditation
  • Regulation, i.e. disciplinary hearings for healthcare professionals
  • Planning for impacts from new healthcare bills, and impacts from acts
  • Insurance-related private and public sectors healthcare matters
  • Risk management issues and systems
  • Defense of suits involving claims against academic medical centers and their insured physicians from the start of litigation through the trial.
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Our medical malpractice expertise

Market recognition
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    Top Tier Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2021