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On 2 March 2021, the Victorian Government released the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Commission highlighted the strains on the mental health system and found that people obtaining mental health services ‘are not treated with dignity or respect and are not involved in making decisions about their own treatment, care and support’. It also found ‘an excessive use of restrictive practices and compulsory treatment’.
For most people, getting their COVID-19 vaccine will be as simple as booking an appointment and presenting for a ‘jab’, but for those who lack capacity to consent to the vaccine, who can be among the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the process is less straightforward. The law in this area involves a careful balancing of the patient’s right to autonomy and self-determination with the right to life and the highest attainable standard of health. While the issue of capacity to consent to medical treatment is far from novel, some recent UK cases relating to COVID-19 vaccine refusal highlight what may be taken into account by a court in such cases.
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.
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.
HSG 248: the analyst’s guide for sampling analysis and clearance procedures is the comprehensive and authoritative guide for asbestos analysts in Great Britain. In this article, we set out the key changes under the guide and discuss the potential impact from both an occupational disease and regulatory perspective in terms of claims and prosecutions.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman. This office opening is in response to client demand for a presence in Oman, and sees Kennedys become the only international insurance-focused law firm in the country.
New competence- and training requirements for insurers, employees in insurance companies and insurance brokers are coming into force.
This year’s Queen’s Speech outlined the UK Government’s plan to 'level up' opportunities across all parts of the UK, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth, and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services.
On 26 February 2021, the Home Office launched a consultation into how the Government might use legislation to improve protective security and organisational preparedness at publicly accessible locations across the UK. The consultation seeks views from anyone who might be affected by a new “Protect Duty”, from individuals to businesses and public authorities. The consultation closes on 2 July 2021.