E & F (Minors: Blood Transfusion)

E & F (Minors: Blood Transfusion)

How should the Court exercise its power to overrule the decision of a competent minor? Summary In E & F (Minors: Blood Transfusions), the Court of Appeal considered appeals brought… 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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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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A Clinical Commissioning Group v AF

Summary This case concerned AF, a man in his mid seventies who following a stroke in May 2016 was receiving Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration (‘CANH’) via a PEG. The… Read more »

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In this case, Hayden J has come back to the extremely thorny question of what the court is meant to do where it is confronted with the position that the… Read more »

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In QJ v A Local Authority Hayden J was considering the situation of an 87 year old man with vascular dementia challenging a DoLS authorisation under s.21A.  The man was,… Read more »

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust v X

Summary This case concerned the obstetric care and delivery of X, a young woman who had a number of different mental health diagnosis including bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and personality… Read more »

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United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust v CD

Summary[1] Francis J has grappled with a subject that has been perennially difficult for practitioners: what to do where a person currently has capacity to make a relevant decision but… Read more »

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RB Greenwich v CDM

Summary[1] CDM was a 64 year old woman with a range of diagnosed personality disorders and physical health problems who was deprived of her liberty against her wishes in a… Read more »

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