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Court considers duties of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On 19 February 2013, in the case of DD v Durham County Council, the Court of Appeal considered whether to give leave for proceedings to be brought


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Legal Aid for families during the inquest process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2014

You may well have heard about the controversial and wide ranging cuts to Legal Aid, brought into effect on 1 April 2013. You may be wondering what