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Kennedys 'has a strong team that performs consistently across a wide range of cases'. The firm has 'efficient, bright and effective litigators, who work extremely well together'. The Cambridge office acts on behalf of NHS Resolution in managing its portfolio of work for healthcare trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across East Anglia, as well as for London Trusts. Its caseload encompasses medical treatment decisions, deprivation of liberty, safeguarding in a healthcare setting, inquests, Mental Capacity Act work and DNACPR matters . Robert Tobin is head of the Cambridge office and handles a variety of claims for NHS Resolution including cerebral palsy, neurological injuries, Erb’s palsy, neonatal deaths, psychiatric injuries, orthopaedics and GP negligence matters. Amanda Mead is 'an effective and well-liked leader'. She recently defended a case involving a twin born with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties following a delay in delivery. She also defended a hospital trust against a £3m claim by a woman who suffered an ectopic pregnancy requiring life-saving laparotomy, and who allegedly subsequent pelvic inflammatory disease and chronic pain disorder. Mead reduced the award by more than £3m. Senior associate  Camilla Long (who is 'very experienced and has superb judgment'),  senior associate and employed barrister Samantha Williams and solicitor Debra Sexton are 'standout lawyers'.

Stephen King in Norwich leads the national medical malpractice group at Mills & Reeve LLP, which is praised by clients for its 'excellent provision of services that are prompt, to-the-point and relatively inexpensive'. King has a broad insurance defence practice that includes defending the NHS and some of its largest teaching trusts, as well as acting for independent healthcare providers, multi-national corporations, specialist associations and individual practitioners. He has niche expertise in Mental Capacity Act matters. Senior associate Matthew Wilson has a professional negligence practice that includes the defence of claims against surgeons, as well as complex coverage issues. One recent case led by King involved the defence of an insurer in matters arising from a mass litigation in the US, which led to claims in the UK concerning health problems allegedly caused by defective mesh products used to repair tissue prolapses. He also represented an insurer and a provider of urgent care in a claim brought by an individual who sought treatment for a hand injury caused in a fall. The matter concerns alleged delays in the review of x-rays and treatment. Virgin Care, Zurich Global and Global Diagnostics are among the firm's clients.

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    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
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