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In this article, we consider the definition of Functional Neurological Disorder, how it is treated and what such a diagnosis means for personal injury claims handling.
Case review 2021-07-22
In the case of Chouza v Martins & Ors [22.06.21] the High Court was asked to examine a number of principles in a fatal accident claim.
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’.
Today, stage four of the UK Government’s roadmap has been reached, resulting in all legal restrictions and requirements to socially distance coming to an end.
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey has clarified the duty of commercial landowners to clear ice and snow from their property during a storm.
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.
The UK’s anticipated welcoming back by the EU into the Lugano Convention came to an abrupt halt on 4 May 2021. Following assessment of the UK’s application to accede to the 2007 Convention, the EU Commission officially recommended to the European Parliament that the EU should not give consent for UK accession. While the Council of the European Union have the final say, it is believed that the Commission's formal answer was sent to the Swiss Government (guarantors of the Convention) on 23 June, thereby sealing the deal.
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.