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Assisted suicideeuthanasia - Court of Appeal view
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2013

Almost a year ago the High Court handed down judgment in the cases of Tony Nicklinson and "Martin". The two men were seeking clarification of the law


Damages awarded for breach of Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1988 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On St Valentine's Day, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v ZH and Liberty (1


Level of care for prisoners
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On 8 February 2013, the Divisional Court handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hall) v University College Hospitals NHS


Judicial review of decision to end paediatric heart surgery in Leeds
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

Readers will recall we previously reported in our October 2012 Health Legal Update that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had decided to launch a judicial review concerning the closure of the paediatric cardiac unit in Leeds


Restrictions on private life
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2013

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including


Increase in general damages: Court of Appeal provides clarification
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 15 2012

In last month’s Health Legal Update, reference was made to the case of Simmons v Castle, where the Court of Appeal took the opportunity to confirm an increase in general damages of 10 per cent, effective from April 2013


Supreme Court hands down decision on the joint appeals of Cheshire West and P&Q (MIG & MEG) the Court ruled that all three were deprived of their liberty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2014

The Supreme Court handed down the long awaited judgment today in relation P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County


Further clarity on section 117 of Mental Health Act 1983
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2012

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 9 October 2012 in a dispute between Sunderland City Council (S) v South Tyneside Council (T


Court rules boy's life support to be switched off against parents’ wishes
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

In a recent High Court case, the judge was presented with the conflicting wishes of a gravely ill boy’s parents and the view of the medical team treating him


Court sets out approach to addressing questions of capacity in deprivation of liberty cases
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2012

The recent Court of Protection judgment in the case of CC v KK and STCC is a very useful and detailed analysis of the approach to be taken when addressing capacity issues