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Re HH (needle phobia etc, Pauffley J)
- Cathy Gordon, 'NHS trust wins intervention ruling over man's life-prolonging treatment' (9/8/12). The judge decided that '[i]t would be not only inappropriate, it would be distressing for him to be subjected to any aggressive forms of treatment of a kind that may result in some short prolongation of what has to be seen as a distressing life.'
Emily Taylor (Nominet)
- That.co.uk website, 'Nominet files' (19/10/12). This document contains extracts from the tribunal judgment
Re AWA (do not resuscitate)
- Jane Dreaper, 'Down's syndrome patient challenges resuscitation order' (BBC, 13/9/12). The basis of the claim is that a do-not-resuscitate order was placed on the patient's file (on account of 'Down's syndrome, unable to swallow (Peg [percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy] fed), bed bound, learning difficulties') without consulting or informing him or his family and without provision for review.
Re L (minimally-conscious state, Moylan J)
- Terri Judd, 'Family "devastated" as court orders life saving treatment is to be withheld if the condition of their severely ill father deteriorates significantly' (Independent, 8/10/12). Although L was in a minimally-conscious state rather than a vegetative state (as originally asserted by the Trust), Moylan J held that it would be in L's best interests to withhold life saving treatment if his condition deteriorated significantly.
Re GR (deprivation of liberty, Hedley J)
- Jerome Taylor, 'Judge scrutinises ill man's removal from foster home' (Independent, 21/10/11)
- Sarah Cassidy, 'Foster parents told to stay away from "autistic" man' (Independent, 11/2/12)
Liam Brunskill (DOL/best interests)
- Stephen Lewis, 'Autistic teenager Liam Brunskill in adult care wrangle' (York Press, 10/8/11). According to the article, City of York Council plans to refer this residence case to the Court of Protection
- Stephen Lewis, 'Liam Brunskill’s family ready to move to fund court hearing' (York Press, 17/8/11). According to the article, a COP hearing was due to be heard 'within the next 28 days' at Leeds Civil Justice Centre.
Re SJ (Deprivation of liberty, Ryder J)
- Amelia Hill, 'Court of Protection case to be reported in real time after landmark legal ruling' (Guardian, 8/8/11). Deprivation of liberty case.
Re P (Cancer treatment, Baron J)
- Daily Mail, 'Judge gives go-ahead for medics to sedate and restrain woman with hospital phobia who needs cancer treatment' (8/7/11). 'A High Court judge has given medics permission to sedate and restrain a mentally-ill woman who has a phobia about hospitals but needs treatment for bladder cancer.' (quotation from article)
Re P (Persistent vegetative state, Charles J)
Re L (Palliative care, Peter Jackson J)
- Press Association, 'Judge rules to move disabled woman' (29/6/11). The court approved a palliative care plan involving a move from hospital to a hospice.
Re P (Sterilisation, Sir Nicholas Wall)
- Daily Mail, 'Mother withdraws bid to sterilise 21-year-old daughter with significant learning difficulties' (21/4/11), Jerome Taylor, 'Court to rule on sterilisation of pregnant woman' (Independent, 14/2/11), Tim Ross, 'Woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised' (Telegraph 14/2/11). These articles relate to an application by a mother for the sterilisation of her daughter during a caesarian section operation: according to the articles, at a preliminary hearing in February 2011 the case was adjourned for expert evidence, but by April 2011 the daughter had given birth and the mother had withdrawn her application.
- Press Association, 'Mother sterilisation bid withdrawn' (20/4/11)
Re S (Kidney dialysis, Parker J)
Starting from 2013, cases only reported in the press will be given their own case pages (e.g. Re P (abortion) (2013) MHLO 1 (COP)). When the transcript, parties' names, and neutral citation become available, the page title will be changed accordingly. Cases that haven't been decided will still be listed here.
Re P (Testicular cancer)
Re Daphne Jeffery (testamentary capacity)
- Sam Marsden, 'Elderly mother's trip to Wimbledon women's final at heart of sons' inheritance dispute' (Telegraph, 27/6/13)†
Judgments now available
The following are cases which previously appeared in this 'forthcoming judgments' section:
- Re P (MHA): R (Sessay) v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2011) EWHC 2617 (QB)
- Re P (bodily samples): LG v DK (2011) EWHC 2453 (COP)
- Re MIG and MEG (Article 5): Re P and Q; P and Q v Surrey County Council; sub nom Re MIG and MEG (2011) EWCA Civ 190
- Re RK (Article 5): Re RK; RK v BCC (2011) EWCA Civ 1305
- Cheshire (Article 5): Cheshire West and Chester Council v P (2011) EWCA Civ 1257
- Re M (Minimally-conscious state, Baker J): Re M; W v M (2011) EWHC 2443 (Fam)
- Re XB (advance decision, Theis J): X Primary Care Trust v XB (2012) EWHC 1390 (Fam), (2012) MHLO 54