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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Nov 2015

Traumatic brain injury: improving patient care and outcomes

A recent Kennedys' healthcare seminar considered advances in the treatment of brain injury and emphasised the importance of continued research trials


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Sep 2015

Future loss of earning capacity: multiplier or lump sum? Billett v Ministry of Defence 23.07.15

Court of Appeal decides that a lump sum approach to damages for future loss of earning capacity is appropriate in a case involving a minor disability


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Oct 2011

Introducing Ogden 7

Insurers, lawyers, and actuaries have been keenly anticipating the publication of the new Ogden tables


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Oct 2011

CRU appeals - "effective cause" of benefits

Appeal against a CRU certificate to be reheard where the tribunal failed properly to consider the impact of earlier injuries.


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2011

Wrongful birth claims and recoverable benefits

On behalf of the Defendant Trust, David Froome of Kennedys, recently settled a claim brought by a mother for the “wrongful birth” of her disabled child (i.e. she was claiming the additional costs of bringing up a disabled child) where we achieved significant savings relating to recoverable benefits


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 27 May 2011

Desai v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 18.04.11

Following a claim involving a patient assault on a member of staff, where Kennedys (instructed by the NHS Litigation Authority) successfully defended allegations made against the Defendant Trust, we consider the background to the case and the tactics used to challenge allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty.


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 4 May 2011

Positive action provisions for recruitment and promotion in force from 6 April 2011

In addition to seeking to consolidate and simplify the previous anti-discrimination legislation, the Equality Act 2010 also introduced some new provisions.


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Apr 2011

Defendant entitled to rely on surveillance evidence disclosed close to trial; in the circumstances this did not amount to trial by ambush

On 1 February 2011 the Defendant sought permission to use surveillance evidence at a trial due to commence on 14 March 2011, only six weeks later.


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Apr 2011

Claimant allowed to keep damages of over £3m where defendant’s insurers alleged fraud after final judgment

In 2003 Mr Noble was seriously injured when his motorbike collided with a car driven by the Defendant.


Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2011

A child v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 4.03.11

An order under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of a child in any newspaper report of the terms of a personal injury settlement was appropriate.

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