Summary This COVID-19 vaccination case, decided by HHJ Butler, differed to the previous two (both decided by Hayden J) because it concerned a much younger person, who never – it… Read more »

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v GH

Summary In this case MacDonald J was concerned with an evolving emergency – an application made in the case of GH, a 26 year old woman who suffered from anxiety,… Read more »

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X NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v Ms A

In X NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v Ms A [2021] EWCOP 17, Cohen J was concerned with Ms A, a woman in her 30s, who was 38 weeks pregnant,… Read more »

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Summary In NZ Hayden J had to address, in even more acute form, the dilemma that he had addressed in Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v TW &… Read more »

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Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v TW & Anor

Summary In this case Hayden J considered a version of a dilemma that presents itself frequently in clinical settings, although rarely so starkly: should treatment continue solely to allow family… Read more »

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SD v Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea

Summary In a further judgment concerning vaccination for COVID-19, Hayden J has amplified the approach that he set out in E (Vaccine) [2020] EWCOP 14.   In this case, the applicant,… Read more »

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AMDC v AG and CI (No. 2)

Summary These proceedings involve the development of a relationship between two care home residents. In light of the interim judgment, which we covered at [2020] EWCOP 58, the matter was… Read more »

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Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v TM

In Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v TM [2021] EWCOP 8, Hayden J considered an urgent application made by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in respect of a male… Read more »

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E (Vaccine)

The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Hayden J, has given the first reported judgment on capacity and best interests in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine.  Whilst the judgment is… Read more »

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust & Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust v MN

Summary This case concerned the medical treatment of MN, a 60 year old man with suspected bladder cancer. Having co-operated with an ultra-sound, he subsequently stopped co-operating with any further… Read more »

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