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Aviva has announced the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of its defendant legal panel in 10 years.
On 16 September 2022, the Council of Appeal ruled in an occupational injury case in which the Council of Appeal were summoned by Kennedys on behalf of the occupational injury insurance company.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2023, 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.
Case review 2022-05-05
The claimant, who was studying for a Masters degree in Fine Art, suffered a significant brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident in November 2015.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a summary of consultation responses along with its 2022 guidelines on ‘rehabilitation after traumatic injury’. In this article, we set out our initial thoughts with regard to the new guidelines and the impact these may have on compensators from a claims handling perspective.
Kennedys continues US growth with the addition of four attorneys in Miami and New York. We are targeting US expansion with the addition of two new partners in two of our East Coast offices. Partner Niva Harney-Hiller is joining our Miami office, bringing with her a special counsel and one associate, while Daniel Marvin joins as partner in our New York office.
Recent cases suggest courts may be continuing to crack down more on unmeritorious claimants who pursue hopeless litigation. In October 2021’s PI Brief we referred to several judgements of HHJ Andrew Li (HHJ Li) where claimants and/or their solicitors were penalised with indemnity costs and/or wasted costs orders in pursuing a groundless claim. Since then, both the High Court and the District Court have readily taken a more robust approach against meritless claims.
A whistle stop tour of key Scottish Legal Changes in 2021 and is to follow
Case review 2022-01-25
Hot on the heels of the judgment in the case of Stansfield v BBC , the High Court has handed down judgment in Palmer v Mantas & Anor [20.01.22]. The claimant received an award for damages in excess of £1.6m for her minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the face of allegations in regard to fundamental dishonesty.