Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v TW & Anor

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v TW & Anor


Summary In this case Hayden J considered a version of a dilemma that presents itself frequently in clinical settings, although rarely so starkly: should treatment continue solely to allow family… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

SD v Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea


Summary In a further judgment concerning vaccination for COVID-19, Hayden J has amplified the approach that he set out in E (Vaccine) [2020] EWCOP 14.   In this case, the applicant,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

ZK (Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: Best Interests)


Summary In this case, the court considered the residence and contact arrangements for a 37 year old man, and the place within those decisions for his wishes and feelings. ZK… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence, Best interests Date

AMDC v AG and CI (No. 2)


Summary These proceedings involve the development of a relationship between two care home residents. In light of the interim judgment, which we covered at [2020] EWCOP 58, the matter was… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Mental capacity - Marriage, Mental capacity - Sexual relations, Mental capacity - Contact, Medical treatment - Deprivation of liberty, Best interests, Medical treatment, Mental capacity Date

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v TM


In Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v TM [2021] EWCOP 8, Hayden J considered an urgent application made by the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in respect of a male… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

E (Vaccine)


The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Hayden J, has given the first reported judgment on capacity and best interests in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine.  Whilst the judgment is… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust & Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust v MN


Summary This case concerned the medical treatment of MN, a 60 year old man with suspected bladder cancer. Having co-operated with an ultra-sound, he subsequently stopped co-operating with any further… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

NG v Hertfordshire County Council & Ors


The (surprisingly) small body of reported cases relating to COVID-19 (representing the tip of a rather larger iceberg) has been added to in this important decision by Lieven J, concerning… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests Date

Z v University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust & Ors


  On 6 November 2020, a middle-aged man referred to as RS suffered a heart attack and was without oxygen for at least 45 minutes.  He was taken to hospital… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

AA v GA and An NHS Clinical Commissioning Group


Summary In this case, HHJ Pemberton considered a s.21A challenge to a standard authorisation of GA’s deprivation of liberty at ‘Placement A’. AA is GA’s mother, and GA’s care was… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence, Best interests Date

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