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Personal injury report 2023: trends and future risks
Our latest report highlights some of the key trends and future risks that we anticipate will shape the personal injury agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Personal injury discount rate in England and Wales: exploring the options
In advance of the next formal review of the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) in England and Wales - which must begin by 15 July 2024 - the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) issued a call for evidence on 17 January 2023, seeking additional evidence and views on the introduction of dual or multiple rates.
Spinal rehabilitation technology and therapy advances
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference 2022 showcased many emerging technologies and trends in spinal cord rehabilitation. In this article, Partner, Antony French, reviews some of the recent innovations and attempts to predict the extent to which any of these might individually or collectively alter the management of spinal cord injury claims.
Kennedys appointed to core Aviva UK GI claims legal panel following a strategic review
Aviva has announced the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of its defendant legal panel in 10 years.
Independent report published on care sector challenges
The care sector is facing many challenges; a rising demand for services, high turnover rates, poor terms and conditions, and low pay, all largely stemming from a lack of public funding. These issues have been compounded by the pandemic straining the sector further. Vacancies in the adult social care sector hit 10% in March 2022, up from 5.9% in May 2021, and waiting lists for home care are at an all-time high.
Case review 26/01/2022
High Court examines the issues of future care, double recovery and capacity
In February 2010, the claimant suffered a brain injury and physical injuries whilst detained in hospital. Liability was established in favour of the claimant and the quantum trial took place in May 2021. There were various considerations in this case, but two of the key issues in dispute related to future care and capacity.
More needs to be done to encourage the use of technology to facilitate settlement
Kennedys has responded to the Ministry of Justice’s Call for Evidence on the future of dispute resolution in England and Wales, highlighting that technology has the potential to resolve disputes on a more efficient, humanised, simpler and inclusive basis.
Case review 03/11/2021
The “troubled waters of sex workers, care workers and mental capacity” – the Court of Appeal provides clarity
The Secretary of State has been successful in their appeal against a controversial ruling made in the Court of Protection in April this year concerning whether it would be lawful for a care worker to make arrangements for a 27-year-old autistic man with learning disabilities, to pay for the services of a sex worker.
Kennedys expands London team with catastrophic injury trio
Kennedys is growing its London team with the hire of three partners from the BLM catastrophic injury team, Antony French, Anthony Rawlins and Deirdre Burgess. They will also be joined by six associates and a litigation assistant from BLM.