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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


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


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


MHA or MCA a more flexible approach?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2013

Mr Justice Charles handed down this judgment as President of the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber on 6 August. We have saved our briefing


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


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


An NHS Trust v Dr A
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 2 2013

The Honourable Mr Justice Baker gave judgment in this case following a long process. The application was issued in January but the judgment was only


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


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