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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.
Whilst remote trials have helped ensure the court system continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, they can present certain challenges and pitfalls.
Case review 19/03/2021
Care workers who ‘sleep in’ are not entitled to the national minimum wage for the duration of their shift
The Supreme Court has ruled that time spent sleeping by a sleep-in care worker does not attract the national minimum wage. Here we provide a brief overview of the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court and offer our initial observations on the outcome.
In this global update Kennedys' medical malpractice specialists from 16 jurisdictions across the globe discuss the operational and digital response of healthcare organisations and providers, to the pandemic.
The fourth edition of our most popular guide for claims handlers has launched, helping empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers
After several years of careful consideration by review committees, key stakeholder groups and the subsequent preparation by the legislature of legislation, pre-action protocols in clinical negligence claims are yet to be introduced in Ireland. Despite the Legal Services (Regulation) Act coming into force in 2015, commencement of section 219 of the Act - the final step required for the drafting of the necessary regulations to formally introduce the pre-action protocols - has not been commenced.
A roundup of recent court decisions in relation to consent for prescription decisions; the standard of proof applicable in inquest proceedings; expert evidence; the quantification of accommodation claims; and the requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
A summary of key developments, including the reintroduction of ‘shielding’ in England; updated guidance from the General Medical Council on decision making and consent; the discount rate in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; bereavement damages for cohabitees; publication by the Office of National Statistics of the 2020 first ASHE release data; and new guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office on subject access requests.
Case review 25/11/2020
Paula Grove (Executor of the Estate of Margaret Cook, Deceased) v Secretary of State for Health & Social Care [06.11.20] - The case relates to the deceased’s mitral valve and whether treatment received in relation to its functioning was timely and adequate.