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The conventional wisdom prevails: a refusal to consent to medical treatment by a Gillick competent minor is not determinative

United Kingdom, Canada - January 18 2021 Judgment has today been handed down In the matter of X (A Child) (No 2) 2021 EWHC 65 (Fam) an essential read for the law on consent to medical...

Claire Watson.

Updated guidance from the Court of Protection on capacity assessments and reports

United Kingdom - December 3 2020 The decision in AMDC -v- AG & Anor 2020 sets out the importance of implementing a thorough and structured process in dealing with capacity...

Joanna Trewin, Leah Selkirk, Ben Troke, Leila Souss, Sharon Thomas (Wilson).

Inquests Quarterly Autumn 2020

United Kingdom - October 14 2020 The recent Court of Appeal decision in Maguire 2020 EWCA Civ 738 addressed whether The State’s procedural obligations under Article 2 of the ECHR...

Joanna Trewin, Emma Galland, Kate Fawell-Comley, Ben Troke, Sharon Thomas (Wilson).

Electronic forms: Mental Health Regulations coming into effect 1 December 2020

United Kingdom - October 6 2020 The Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were laid before parliament on 1 October 2020 and...

Joanna Trewin, Ben Troke, Sharon Thomas (Wilson).

Liberty Protection Safeguards - delayed until 2022

United Kingdom - July 16 2020 The implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) in October 2020 has now officially been abandoned. The timescale now is to ‘aim for’...

Joanna Trewin, Ben Troke, Sharon Thomas (Wilson).