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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
After several years of careful consideration by review committees, key stakeholder groups and the subsequent preparation by the legislature of legislation, pre-action protocols in clinical negligence claims are yet to be introduced in Ireland. Despite the Legal Services (Regulation) Act coming into force in 2015, commencement of section 219 of the Act - the final step required for the drafting of the necessary regulations to formally introduce the pre-action protocols - has not been commenced.
A roundup of recent court decisions in relation to consent for prescription decisions; the standard of proof applicable in inquest proceedings; expert evidence; the quantification of accommodation claims; and the requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
A summary of key developments, including the reintroduction of ‘shielding’ in England; updated guidance from the General Medical Council on decision making and consent; the discount rate in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; bereavement damages for cohabitees; publication by the Office of National Statistics of the 2020 first ASHE release data; and new guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office on subject access requests.
Case review 2020-11-25
Paula Grove (Executor of the Estate of Margaret Cook, Deceased) v Secretary of State for Health & Social Care [06.11.20] - The case relates to the deceased’s mitral valve and whether treatment received in relation to its functioning was timely and adequate.
The duty of candour arose out of the inquiry into the breakdown of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, led by Robert Francis QC (the Francis Report, published in February 2013). It is a legal duty for a care organisation to be open and honest with patients and/or their families when something goes wrong that appears to have caused or could lead to significant harm in the future.
We are pleased to announce that we have been recognised as one of the Best Law Firms in England and Wales for professional negligence in The Times' Best Law Firms 2021.
We attended a variety of virtual sessions over four days of ACRM 2020, including seminars, panel debates and product exhibitions from a diverse range of institutions, clinicians and entrepreneurs.
A summary of key developments including Ogden 8, bereavement damages for cohabitees, an update on consultation on the personal injury discount rate in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill.