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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.
Kennedys is growing its London team with the hire of three partners from the BLM catastrophic injury team, Antony French, Anthony Rawlins and Deirdre Burgess. They will also be joined by six associates and a litigation assistant from BLM.
At the start of the pandemic, we predicted that the psychological impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdown could trigger further psychological harm in personal injury claimants already dealing with the physical or mental consequences of an accident, and expose compensators to additional claims inflation.
Case review 2021-04-12
In this month’s brief, we highlight a case where Kennedys represented the successful defendant to defeat an alleged construction injury claim.
In a letter to stakeholders yesterday, the Department of Justice announced a significant development relating to the review of the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.
Case review 2021-03-19
Care workers who ‘sleep in’ are not entitled to the national minimum wage for the duration of their shift
The Supreme Court has ruled that time spent sleeping by a sleep-in care worker does not attract the national minimum wage. Here we provide a brief overview of the conclusion reached by the Supreme Court and offer our initial observations on the outcome.
The fourth edition of our most popular guide for claims handlers has launched, helping empower insurers, third party administrators, corporates and their claims teams to become less reliant on their lawyers
From the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud summit 2020, in this video James Shrimpton, Partner at Kennedys, focuses on the legal basis for Covid-19 infection claims, current medical research, the impact of the pandemic on other injury claims and whether we will see a flood of infection claims.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
While England may be under a second lockdown, claims continue to emerge and develop, with some issues arising that employers and insurers should be aware of.