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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


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


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


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


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


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


Cheshire West and Cheshire Council - deprivation of liberty decision from the Court of Appeal
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 9 November 2011 in relation to P, a man with cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome


New ruling on importance of consultation with nearest relative
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2010

The role of consultation with the nearest relative has been reinforced as a necessary safeguard by the court in the recent case of R (on the application of V) v South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Patient matters best interests - Court of Protection rules that patient should have surgery against her wishes
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2010

The President of the Court of Protection has continued the approach outlined in previous decisions of the court in relation to compelling a patient who lacks capacity to undergo surgery, in their best interests, in the case of DH NHS Foundation Trust v PS 2010 EWHC 1217 (Fam


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