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DNARs after Tracey
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2014

The Court of Appeal's decision requires practitioners involved in end of life care to ensure that the appropriate people are consulted, detailed


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


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


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


RB and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2012

This Court of Appeal decision, handed down on 20 December 20111, relates to the Secretary of State’s appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal to order (pursuant to section 73 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) the conditional discharge of patient RB into the community to reside in a care home, despite the conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty


RK - another deprivation of liberty case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 30 November 2011 in relation to RK, a disabled child accommodated in a care home by the local authority


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


Mental Health Act: transfers between different levels of security
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

On 13 November 2012, the judgment in R (on the application of L) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Partnerships in Care (1) Secretary of State for Health (2) (interested parties) was delivered


Court rules that Official Solicitor should be awarded half his costs against NHS trust in Court of Protection case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

Readers who have been involved in Court of Protection proceedings will be aware that the issue of the Official Solicitor's costs have been contentious


A practical guide to the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Cheshire West
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Cheshire West changed the interpretation of a Deprivation of Liberty in relation to someone who lacks capacity. As a result, significantly more