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Liam Brunskill (DOL/best interests)
Re SJ (Deprivation of liberty, Ryder J)
Re P (Cancer treatment, Baron J)
Re P (Persistent vegetative state, Charles J)
Re L (Palliative care, Peter Jackson J)
Re P (Sterilisation, Sir Nicholas Wall)
Re P (bodily samples)
Re P (MHA)
- '...clarification by the Divisional Court of the circumstances in which (and the powers under which) hospitals may detain those without the relevant capacity pending the making of applications for their admission under the Mental Health Act 1983, judgment on this point being expected in early October' (source: 39 Essex Street, 'Court of Protection Newsletter' (issue 12, August 2011))
Re X (anonymity)
- Re X (anonymity) (2014) MHLO 90 (CA) — The press has reported this case as follows: a restricted transferred prisoner patient in medium security judicially reviewed the Secretary of State's refusal to grant permission for unescorted community leave; Cranston J refused to make an anonymity order, a decision upheld by the Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR; Maurice Kay LJ, VP; Floyd LJ). It is understood that an appeal will be made to the Supreme Court.
Judgments now available
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Re M (Minimally-conscious state, Baker J)
- Application to Court of Protection for cessation of artificial nutrition and hydration of patient in minimally conscious state (as opposed to persistent vegetative state).
- Judgment: Re M; W v M (2011) EWHC 2443 (Fam).
Cheshire (Article 5)
Re RK (Article 5)
MIG and MEG (Article 5)