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Case review 2020-10-09
The Court of Appeal have today handed down the judgment in this landmark decision, finding in favour of the appellant who had challenged the decision of no award for her accommodation claim.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
When countries with well-developed health systems scrambled to purchase life-saving ventilators at the start of the COVID-19 crisis it illustrated just how serious the pandemic would be. Working on a war footing, governments from France to Germany, the UK and the US asked industry to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment at speed.
On 4 May 2020 Part 2 and 3 of the Related Regulations in the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (the 2015 Act) commenced. Overnight, this legislation introduced a ban on the use of anonymous donor gametes in Ireland.
Much has been learnt from the recent operational response to COVID-19 in terms of the way in which different healthcare providers have responded to the pandemic at short notice.
The Australian arm of global insurance and litigation law firm Kennedys today announced the promotion of 10 lawyers to new senior roles, in the largest-ever group of promotions for the firm in Australia in a single year.
Best practice is slipping in clinical trials as the scientific community races to respond to Covid-19. Chubb and Kennedys consider the risks that are emerging as a result and how they can be mitigated.
Medical Council of Hong Kong ruling on the ‘Use of Restrainers Form’ in residential care homes for the elderly
Many private practising doctors in Hong Kong provide healthcare services to residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) in addition to their daily clinical practices. Other than providing regular on-site medical examination and treatment to elderly residents, very often, doctors are asked by the RCHEs to assess whether restrainers ought to be used on certain elderly residents and to give written consent to the RCHEs to apply suitable restrainers.
Case review 2020-08-27
In Lai Chi Wai v Tong Hung Kwok and Tsui Siu Fai  HKCFI 628 (HCPI 1235/2014), the Hong Kong Court unprecedentedly awarded damages for the plaintiff’s claim for the costs of an initial and replacement exoskeletons.
Kennedys has urged the Irish Government to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people actually do with their compensation in real life.