Re AB (Termination of Pregnancy)

Mental Capacity Law Cases

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v DE


Summary This was an urgent out of hours telephone application made by the applicant Trust for an order enabling it to provide a blood transfusion to DE in the event… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

A Clinical Commissioning Group v P (Withdrawal of CANH)


Summary In this case MacDonald J gave a detailed judgment to explain why he endorsed an agreed position that he would not consent on behalf of a woman to the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Hounslow CCG v RW


Summary[1] In the sequel to the case of Re RW Hayden J had to consider what arrangements should be made for RW, a 78 year old with vascular dementia, many… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW


Summary The decision in this case is of real importance for its reminder of the obligations on treating hospitals where an application may need to be made in relation to… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

DCC v NLH


In this case Baker J (as he then was, although the judgment was given after he had become a Court of Appeal judge) considered an application for an order permitting… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v TG & Anor


Summary If proof were needed that Bland has politely been consigned to the history books, it can be found in the decision in Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

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