08 Mar 2017

Childbirth and the Court of Protection

39 Essex Chambers' joint seminar with Birthrights & Queen Mary University

Date & Time:

Wednesday 8th March 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


39 Essex Chambers 81 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1DD

Chaired by:

  • Mrs Justice Parker DBE
Presented by: This seminar will take a critical look at forced caesarean decisions in the Court of Protection including:
  • What is the appropriate threshold for capacity to make childbirth decisions? How does the court's assessment of capacity in childbirth compare to capacity to make other reproductive decisions?
  • What evidence does the court use to assess a woman's best interests in childbirth? Are there more sources of evidence on which the court could draw?
  • How can the court be better informed of the woman's preferences?
  • What role does safety of the foetus play in decision-making?
  • What is the procedure for bringing these cases to court? Can it be improved?
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To reserve a space, please contact:

Beth Williams

Beth Williams


020 7832 1155

39 Essex Chambers is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council to provide CPD accredited courses.

This course is accredited for 2 CPD hours.