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

The Public Guardian v DJN


In this case P executed an LPA and subsequently became incapacitous. The OPG became concerned about the actions of the attorney and also about whether P had capacity to execute… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests Date

An NHS Foundation Trust v AB and CD


Comment This is the latest chapter in the long running case of AB, first heard before Lieven J on whether or not a termination was in AB’s best interests (see… Read more »

CategoryBest interest - Contraception Date

DXW v PXL


Summary In this case P suffered serious brain injuries whilst at work. These left him with severe cognitive and executive impairments. Apart from lacking litigation capacity, the evidence was clear… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Property and affairs, - Interface with civil proceedings Date

Re TWAH


 In this case the court considered an application by a trust corporation which was a registered charity (Allied Services Trust), a company limited by guarantee, to be appointed the deputy… Read more »

CategoryDeputies - Financial and property affairs, Best interests - Property and affairs 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

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