North West London Clinical Commissioning Group v GU

Mental Capacity Law Cases

North West London Clinical Commissioning Group v GU


Summary In this case Hayden J made a series of very powerful observations about the obligations imposed upon treating bodies to ensure proper consideration of whether continuing treatment is in… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust v SR


Summary What (if any) threshold needs to be satisfied before the Court of Protection can exercise its (relatively) newly discovered ‘contingency’ jurisdiction?  This important question was before Katie Gollop QC,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v AH & Ors (Serious Medical Treatment)


Summary The Court of Protection braced itself when COVID-19 hit for decisions to be placed before it about the withdrawal of medical treatment, including potentially agonising decisions in the context… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

Re A (Covid-19 vaccination): ACCG v AD and AC


Summary In this case, HHJ Brown considered an application by a CCG to administer two doses of the Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination, and a booster in a few months’ time, to… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

A Mental Health Trust v ER and An NHS Foundation Trust


Summary In this case, Lieven J considered the capacity and best interests of ER, a 49-year-old woman with a diagnosis of anorexia. ER’s personal history with eating disorders had been… Read more »

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

SS v LB Richmond on Thames and SWL CCG


Summary This vaccination decision is different to others that have been reported to date (such as  E (Vaccine) [2020] EWCOP 14, because it was clear that the objection to the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

Re CR


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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

Re NZ


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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

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