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Civil Justice Council interim report on resolution of small claims: current practice and future changes
The Civil Justice Council’s interim report – ‘The Resolution of Small Claims’ – was published in June 2021. The report considers the changes to the way in which small claims have been processed by the courts during the pandemic and how these adaptations could be taken forward to improve the way such claims are handled and resolved.
Case review 27/07/2021
Negus and Bainbridge v Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust [19.03.21] - This claim concerned an aortic valve replacement and whether the patient should have been provided with further information in respect of the valve sizes available to be inserted and possible associated treatments.
In this article, we consider the definition of Functional Neurological Disorder, how it is treated and what such a diagnosis means for personal injury claims handling.
Case review 22/07/2021
In the case of Chouza v Martins & Ors [22.06.21] the High Court was asked to examine a number of principles in a fatal accident claim.
Today, stage four of the UK Government’s roadmap has been reached, resulting in all legal restrictions and requirements to socially distance coming to an end.
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey has clarified the duty of commercial landowners to clear ice and snow from their property during a storm.
Kennedys has appointed partner Andrew McGahey as regional managing partner for EMEA following a global structure review. Andrew, who is the managing partner of our Dublin office, joined Kennedys in 2018 as part of a broader team hire from US firm Mayer Brown in London.
The UK’s anticipated welcoming back by the EU into the Lugano Convention came to an abrupt halt on 4 May 2021. Following assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Convention, the EU Commission officially recommended to the European Parliament that the EU should not give consent for UK accession. While the Council of the European Union have the final say, it is believed that the Commission's formal answer was sent to the Swiss Government (guarantors of the Convention) on 23 June, thereby sealing the deal.
We are pleased to again report a record turnover of £264m, an increase of 11% on the previous year (£238m).We have also increased the number of fee earners globally by 10%, taking the firm’s overall headcount to in excess of 2,300
We explore in this article what is a public inquiry and what a post-COVID-19 public inquiry could involve.