Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v C

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v C


Possibly as a result of lessons learned in relation to the case of Mrs H, the same NHS Trust has brought a further application in relation to the treatment for… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board v P


Hayden J has had to grapple with a further case in which delay in bringing a case to court has had serious consequences for the person. The case concerned a… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Re QJ


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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Article 5 ECHR - Children and young persons, Mental capacity - Medical treatment, Article 5 ECHR, Best interests, Mental capacity Date

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v H


This latest example of delay in bringing and then resolving an application relating to medical treatment was “not only inimical but […] potentially fatal” to the person in question.  It… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Practice and procedure - Other, Best interests, Practice and procedure Date

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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Mental capacity - Medical treatment Date

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust v RR


Summary RR was a 20 year old man who had been afflicted by aplastic anaemia for five years, and treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, had not been successful –… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Medical treatment Date

Re AB (Termination of Pregnancy)


Summary[1] The question arose for determination whether it was in the best interests of a young woman with moderate learning disabilities to undergo a termination.  Matters proceeded at speed in… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests, Childbirth Date

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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Mental capacity - Medical treatment, Birth arrangements Date

NHS Trust v JP


Summary[1] In NHS Trust v P [2019] EWCOP 23, Williams J was asked to endorse the covert carrying out (under general anaesthetic) of a Caesarean section on a young woman,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Birth arrangements Date

University Hospitals of Derby And Burton NHS Foundation Trust v J (Medical Treatment: Best Interests)


Summary This case concerned the question of whether it was in the best interests of a woman, identified as ‘Anne,’ to undergo a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and a colonoscopy,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

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