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Case review 2023-05-08
What happens when parents’ anti-vaccination sentiment conflicts with life-saving treatment needed by a child?
In this article, we consider the recent decision of the High Court of New Zealand in Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Te Toka Tumai v C and S, which underscores the tension between a child’s need for life-saving medical treatment and parents’ refusal of consent.
Best Lawyers Australia 2024
Congratulations to the 18 partners and lawyers who have been recognised by their peers in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers Australia and Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”, both published in the Australian Financial Review.
Video: In conversation with Dr Kathryn Mannix - the art of communicating in challenging moments
In this long-form video interview, Rob Tobin speaks with pioneering palliative care physician and psychotherapist Dr Kathryn Mannix about how to support the best interests, values, wishes and feelings of people nearing the end of life.
Towards a consumer-centred mental health system? An exploration of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 (Vic)
On 6 September 2022, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 (Vic) received Royal Assent. In this article we consider whether the Act has the capacity to deliver a fairer, more compassionate mental health system focussed on consumer recovery and support, a system which encourages a human rights-based culture to flourish.
Kennedys recognised as a leading law firm in Chambers UK 2023 solicitors guide
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
The complexities of best interests decisions and the role of parents in clinical ethics committees’ process
In this article, which was originally published in the Australian Health Law Bulletin, our healthcare experts in Australia and the UK provide an overview of the recent decision of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v Verden and consider its implications for clinical ethics committees.
Will climate change cause a crisis in the insurance market in Australia?
Caught in the throes of an unrelenting El Nino/La Nina cycle, the Climate Council has warned that the mounting cost of natural disasters could leave 1 in every 25 properties in Australia high risk and uninsurable by 2030. In this article we explore the costs of, possible responses to and exposure lines of insurance have to climate change.
Legacy disease brief: latest decisions and insights – April 2022
A summary of key developments relating to the date of knowledge, CRU scheme, an English Court awarding Scottish “loss of society” damages, the evidential hill in asbestos claims, the damages claims portal, and a newly announced discount rate in Northern Ireland.
2022 product liability and product safety forecast: trends and future risks
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
Kennedys in Australia launches its first graduate program
Global law firm Kennedys is pleased to announce the launch of its first graduate program in Australia, with an initial intake in Sydney and Melbourne in July 2022.
The twelve-month program will see graduates rotate across four practice areas working with Insurance, Injury, Commercial and Healthcare teams.