RAO v ROO

Mental Capacity Law Cases

RAO v ROO


Summary In this unusual case, a husband sought orders in relation to medical treatment in relation to his wife, ROO, who was on palliative care in hospital.  She had suffered… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

UCLH NHS Trust v KG


Summary and comment[1] In this case, Cohen J had to decide whether to give authority to administer an entirely novel treatment to a middle-aged man suffering from sporadic CJD.  All… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust v


Summary[1] HB, a 61-year-old mother of 8 with a significant history of diabetes and chronic kidney disease suffered a cardiac arrest in July 2018.  Six weeks after her collapse, the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Re SJ


Summary This case concerned SJ, a 43 year old diabetic suffering from chronic, unhealed bed sores in the context of significant obesity and incontinence.  He had previously been detained under… Read more »

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

Re RW


Summary[1] The small body of appellate level jurisdiction on the MCA has been added to in this case,  concerning the continued provision of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) via… Read more »

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

B v D


Summary In this fascinating case, Baker J had to consider whether it was in the best interests of a soldier, D, to travel to Serbia to receive stem cell treatment for… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Director of Legal Aid Casework et al v Briggs


Summary The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of Charles J that he could, within the scope of MCA s.21A proceedings (and hence non-means-tested legal aid), consider whether life-sustaining treatment should… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Article 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty, Deputies - Financial and property affairs, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations Date

NHS Foundation Trust v QZ


Summary This was an application by an NHS Foundation Trust for an order permitting a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy under general anaesthetic, with the objective of identifying the cause of… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

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 »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Mental capacity - Contact Date

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