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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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Legal update – Court of Protection best interests decision and the observance of religious custom & practice


Re: IH (Observation of Muslim Practice [2017] EWCOP 9: Court of Protection provides guidance on best interests decision-making concerning observance of religious custom and practice The Facts IH is a […]

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Legal update – court of protection best interests decisions & the weight to be attached to delusional beliefs


NHS Foundation Trust  v QZ [2017] EWCOP 11 In this case the Court of Protection revisits the issue of the weight to be attached (if any) to the delusional beliefs […]

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