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Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Kennedys has boosted its newly relocated office in Manchester with the hire of regulatory partner, Nathan Buckley, from Clyde & Co. Nathan specialises in regulatory defence work, particularly corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, environment and motor crime investigations and prosecutions, together with inquests across all industries.
Kennedys has appointed partner Sarah-Jane Dobson to its growing international products law practice. Sarah-Jane, who joins from Cooley LLP and will be based in Kennedy’s London office, specialises in litigation and regulatory matters relating to product safety, product compliance and product liability.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
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.
It is well established that Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998 is engaged at inquest if the deceased was under the control of the state, for example whilst imprisoned or detained under the Mental Health Act 2005.
Kennedys celebrates office anniversary by launching Sheffield healthcare practice with new partner hire
We are pleased to announce that we have hired healthcare partner, Tom Armstrong, to head up a new healthcare team based in our Sheffield office, which opened in 2010. Tom, who joins from Browne Jacobson, will lead a team in Sheffield able to defend clinical negligence claims against GPs, NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. Tom will be working closely with our healthcare lawyers in Birmingham, Cambridge and London.
Case review 2019-06-04
Last year the High Court boldly concluded that the standard of proof required for a conclusion of suicide (whether recorded in short-form or as a narrative statement) at an inquest is the civil standard of “on the balance of probabilities” and not the criminal standard of “beyond reasonable doubt”.
We have highlighted that NHS trusts, private hospitals and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to prepare for new responsibilities under the regime governing the deprivation of liberty of those without the mental capacity to consent to it.
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market.