LB Hackney v SJF

LB Hackney v SJF


Summary This case concerned the care and residence of a 56 year old woman with significant physical health problems as well as schizophrenia and a learning disability.  She had lived… Read more »

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CB v Medway Council & Anor


Summary This unusual appeal against dismissal of a s.21A application clarifies the (very limited) circumstances under which it could ever been appropriate to dismiss such applications on a summary basis…. Read more »

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NHS Cumbria CCG v Rushton


Hayden J has both given clear endorsement to the BMA/RCP guidance on decisions about clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (‘CANH’) and reiterated the obligations imposed on medical practitioners in relation… Read more »

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NHS Windsor and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group v SP (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)


Summary[1] SP was 50 years old when she suffered a cardiac arrest in October 2014. She was admitted to hospital, treated with clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) and never… Read more »

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LB Wandsworth v M & Ors


Summary In LB Wandsworth v M & Ors, Hayden J was faced with a significant problem in relation to a child about to turn 18.  The solution that he adopted,… Read more »

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M v A Hospital


Summary[1] In M v A Hospital Peter Jackson J (giving one of his last judgments before his elevation to the Court of Appeal) has made clear his view that there… Read more »

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CH v A Metropolitan Council


Summary CH was born with Downs Syndrome and an associated learning difficulty. In 2010, he married his wife, WH, and they lived together in his parents’ home. They sought fertility… Read more »

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Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University LHB v RY and CP


Summary The central issue in this case was whether it remained in the best interests of a 81-year-old man, RY, to receive deep suctioning via a tracheostomy which the court… Read more »

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Re CA (Natural Delivery or Caesarean Section)


Summary This case concerned a 24 year old woman, CA, with a diagnosis of autism and a mild learning disability who, it was thought, had undergone some form of female… Read more »

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N v A Local Authority


Summary This was a second s.21A challenge, the first being reported as Y County Council v ZZ [2012] EWCOP B34, where Moor J upheld the supervision arrangements. It concerned a… Read more »

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