A Local Authority v E & Others

Mental Capacity Law Cases

A Local Authority v E & Others

Summary: E was a 32-year-old intelligent and articulate woman who had studied to be a doctor. Suffering from severe anorexia nervosa, emotionally unstable borderline personality disorder, alcohol and prescribed opiate… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - DOLS Ineligibility, Medical treatment - Treatment withdrawal, Medical treatment - Deprivation of liberty Date

X Primary Care Trust v XB & YB

Summary: This is the first reported case upon the validity of advance decisions. Theis J was asked to consider an application by XPCT for declarations under s.26(4) MCA 2005 as… Read more »

CategoryMedical treatment - Treatment withdrawal, Mental capacity - Medical treatment Date

An NHS Trust v D

Summary: This case concerned an application for a declaration that it was in D’s best interests to have life-sustaining medical treatment, in the form of artificial nutrition and hydration, withdrawn…. Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Costs, Best interests - Medical treatment, Medical treatment - Treatment withdrawal Date

W v M

Summary: M had suffered a non-traumatic brain injury some eight years ago, following which she was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. On further examination, it transpired that M… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Medical treatment - Treatment withdrawal Date


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