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Legal update: The case of Charlie Gard: medical treatment decisions & the limits of parental autonomy


In recent months the tragic case of baby Charlie Gard has attracted widespread media coverage both nationally and internationally, with the perceived ‘rights and wrongs’ of judicial decisions authorising Charlie’s […]

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NHS England issues reminder of “deadline” for financial support


NHS England has issued a reminder to Practices that its offer of “financial support” to Practices occupying premises owned by NHS Property Services Limited (“NHS PS”) and Community Health Partnerships […]

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Legal Update: The Court of Appeal rules that MCA S.21A cannot be used as a vehicle for challenging medical treatment decisions


Director of Legal Aid Casework et al v Briggs [2017] EWCA Civ 1169 The Court of appeal overturns Court of Protection decision allowing a challenge to the continuance of life-sustaining […]

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Legal update: deprivation of liberty in intensive care


R (on the application of Ferreira) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner London South UKSC 2017/0036 – Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal. Following our legal update posted on 27/1/17 […]

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