Z v University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust & Ors

Z v University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust & Ors


  On 6 November 2020, a middle-aged man referred to as RS suffered a heart attack and was without oxygen for at least 45 minutes.  He was taken to hospital… Read more »

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A London NHS Trust v KB and A London Local Authority


The Court was asked to determine whether a Caesarean section was in the best interests of KB who suffered a hypoxic brain injury at birth which left her with microcephaly,… Read more »

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Livewell Southwest Community Interest Company v MD


Livewell Southwest Community Interest Company v MD [2020] EWCOP 57 is another case on full-dental clearance following very shortly after the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v Q [2020] EWCOP… Read more »

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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust v TC & Ors


In this case, Cobb J was required to consider an urgent application for a best interests decision with respect to carrying out chemoradiotherapy and an endoscopic resection and/or tracheostomy (as… Read more »

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Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust v JB


Summary[1] In Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust v JB [2020] EWHC 2595 (Fam), Hayden J provided an important clarification regarding MacDonald J’s judgment in Barts Health NHS Trust… Read more »

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust v AB


Summary This case concerned a 28 year old woman, referred to as AB, who had suffered from anorexia nervosa since the age of 13.  At the time of the application… Read more »

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University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and Mrs W


In Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership v WA & Anor [2020] EWCOP 37, Hayden J had to consider the capacity of a young Palestinian man to make decisions about… Read more »

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Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v KD


The case of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v KD [2020] EWCOP 35 concerned a 57-year-old woman with paranoid schizophrenia who smoked around 60 cigarettes a day and whose… Read more »

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A NHS Foundation Trust v MC


Summary Cohen J has confirmed that it can be in the best interests of a person to donate stem cells, applying the test set down in s.4 MCA 2005.   The… Read more »

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University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and Mrs W


In University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and Mrs W [2020] EWCOP 31, a woman in her mid-30s had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Without radiotherapy and… Read more »

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