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Kennedys partners and senior staff listed in Best Lawyers Australia and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2023
Congratulations to the 15 Kennedys lawyers recognised by their peers in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia and the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers 'Ones to Watch', both published on 21 April 2022.
For most people, getting their COVID-19 vaccine will be as simple as booking an appointment and presenting for a ‘jab’, but for those who lack capacity to consent to the vaccine, who can be among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the process is less straightforward. The law in this area involves a careful balancing of the patient’s right to autonomy and self-determination with the right to life and the highest attainable standard of health. While the issue of capacity to consent to medical treatment is far from novel, some recent UK cases relating to COVID-19 vaccine refusal highlight what may be taken into account by a court in such cases.
Congratulations to the 12 Kennedys lawyers that have been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2022 edition, with our lawyers achieving 15 individual recognitions in total.