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

Mental Capacity Law Cases

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

A NHS Foundation Trust v An Expectant Mother


Summary This case, which has attracted considerable discussion, concerned an expectant woman, aged 21 with what was described as severe agoraphobia.  She had only left her house on a handful… Read more »

CategoryBest interests, Birth arrangements, Birth arrangements, Mental Capacity - Birth arrangements 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

A Local Authority v TA & Ors


Summary The contours of this difficult case were sketched out economically in the opening paragraphs of the judgment: This case concerns the health, welfare, and care of GA, an 87-year-old… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence, Mental capacity - Contact, Medical treatment - Deprivation of liberty, Mental capacity - Residence, Best interests, Medical treatment, Mental capacity Date

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