Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust v R [2020] EWCOP 4

Contingent/anticipatory declarations - MCA/inherent jurisdiction - Caesarean section "All the treating clinicians agreed: R had capacity to make decisions as to her ante-natal and obstetric care; there was a substantial risk of a deterioration in R's mental health, such that she would likely lose capacity during labour; there was a risk to her physical health, in that she could require an urgent Caesarean section ('C-section') for the safe delivery of her baby but might resist."


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Deprivation of liberty🔍
  • Inherent jurisdiction cases🔍
  • Medical treatment cases🔍

Date: 29/1/20🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍



  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust🔍
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust🔍

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Published: 30/1/20 18:54

Cached: 2020-05-28 12:26:34